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Did a heavy birth weight mean that I ate too much during my previous pregnancy?

Did a heavy birth weight mean that I ate too much during my previous pregnancy?

Not completely: What the mother eats and her activity level do play a part in determining the weight of the baby. However, genetics play a part too. Some people make big babies, some people make small babies. Most of it is out of our control. I do stress eating very healthy and exercising everyday. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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My son is one year old. He was born at 29 weeks' gestation, with a birth weight of 1390 gm. He did have a grade 1 intraventricular hemorrhage. Concern?

My son is one year old. He was born at 29 weeks' gestation, with a birth weight of 1390 gm. He did have a grade 1 intraventricular hemorrhage. Concern?

PREMATURITY: Most premature catch up with term babies. The fact that your son is now 1 year old and no problems with seizures or any other complications of prematurity he must be thriving well. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I use to weight 122 before i had my second kid i gained 41 pounds during pregnancy so 181 total i didn't loose very much after birth i even breastfeed?

I use to weight 122 before i had my second kid i gained 41 pounds during pregnancy so 181 total i didn't loose very much after birth i even breastfeed?

Time to lose: It's time to lose not only the birth of the second child, but also the extra "insulation" attendant to that process. Get up and exercise as well as stop eating for "two". ...Read more

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Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

YES!: Birth weight over 4 kilos or 9 lb increases the likelihood that the mother will develop overt diabetes outside of pregnancy. Diet and exercise to decrease your weight for height can avert this dire complication. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hypoglycemia in pregnancy cause low birth weight .?

Is it possible that hypoglycemia in pregnancy cause low birth weight .?

Unless you: have diabetes and are on medication to lower your blood sugar, blood sugar in normal (non obese) women is commonly very low during pregnancy, particularly early. Talk w/ your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Whats the best birth control to not gain weight and prevent pregnancy in the near future?

Whats the best birth control to not gain weight and prevent pregnancy in the near future?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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If II never get big like a big belly during my pregnancy, this is my first, will my bby be small and does tht mean ill have a dry.Birth?

If II never get big like a big belly during my pregnancy, this is my first, will my bby be small and does tht mean ill have a dry.Birth?

First pregnancy: First pregnancy have usually small belly the OB will make sure you gain the normal weight and baby is ok . During delivery if bag of water ruptures prematurely then you wil have dry labor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

I have pcos what are the chances of me havin a high risk pregnancy and premature or a low birth weight child ?

PCOS: For pcos, you might have higher risk of infertility. Due to the imbalance of your hormones and extra testosterone, it is not easy to get pregnant. There is also higher risk of premature babies. If you have premature babies, risk of small babies is higher too. ...Read more

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DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more