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Doctor insights on: Average Weight Gain In Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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What is the average weight gain during pregnancy if allowed to eat anything?

What is the average weight gain during pregnancy if allowed to eat anything?

Depends upon you BMI: You acceptable and healthy weight gain during pregnancy is determined by your body mass index (bmi) at the start of your pregnancy. It may be as little as 15 pounds if you are very overweightt or as high as 30 pounds if your bmi is more in the normal range. Ask you OB for specifics. ...Read more

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When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

At the end: The vast majority of weight gain should occur at the end of the third trimester when patients are retaining fluid. Unfortunately, many gain lots of the weight in the beginning. You only need 300 calories more per day at the end of pregnancy. Eating for two is not a true statement. ...Read more

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How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

25-35 lbs: If u gain less as long as the baby is growing normally that is fine, if u gain more - that can lead to macrosomia so harder to push out and more chance of a c- section, diabetes, elevated BP and harder to lose after. ...Read more

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Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

NO: Excessive weight gain is not what you would consider safe.See your obgyn for help in maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

More obese populatio: In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected). ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Many women do: stop gaining weight toward the end of their pregnancies. Here a article to read that addresses that issue: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/your-pregnancy-week-by-week-weeks-35-40 ...Read more

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Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Yes!: For most people who are not overweight, it is a good goal to gain about 20-25 lbs throughout the course of a pregnancy. That being said, it is a goal and most of my patients gain 25-30 lbs, which is fantastic! for patients overweight, they shouldn't gain that much weight, nor should they try to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more

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How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

Usually none: Weight is usually the result of calories in (food) and calories out (activity). Pregnancy does not change that, though it may result in fluid retention which temporarily adds apparent weight gain. ...Read more

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How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: Most doctors say that they would like to see about 25 pounds total weight gain, no matter what prepregnancy weight was. Others want to see less. ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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No weight gain, pregnancy test said no. Periods for 6 months. Now no period but fell sick. Pregnant?

No weight gain, pregnancy test said no. Periods for 6 months. Now no period but fell sick. Pregnant?

Not pregnancy: Pregnancy tests are very accurate, and always positive for a viable pregnancy (they turn positive in less than 2 weeks after conception). There are many causes of missed periods other than pregnancy, which a gynecologist can help with if there is a concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more