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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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I'm 19 weeks pregnant and only gained two lbs. How much weight should I gain by the time i give birth ? Pre pregnancy i was 153 lbs

I'm 19 weeks pregnant and only gained two lbs. How much weight should I gain by the time i give birth ? Pre pregnancy i was 153 lbs

Check with the ObGyn: A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant can gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women can gain 28 to 40 pounds. Overweight women may need to gain only 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy. Each woman is an individual, so her ob-gyn can give a more accurate estimate. ...Read more

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I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD

I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD

Impossible: There is no way to comment without much more information such as your weight, lab data, and the list goes on and on. You need to be working with your physician to figure this out! ...Read more

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Negative on pregnancy tests, multiple signs of being pregnant, and have missed my period by 4.5 weeks. Minimum stress, same weight, no new birth ctrl?

Negative on pregnancy tests, multiple signs of being pregnant, and have missed my period by 4.5 weeks. Minimum stress, same weight, no new birth ctrl?

Time to see your: Doctor. If you did the tests correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. In light of your symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor for possible ultrasound examination among other evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a newborn male baby with birth weight 3.5kgs.. He is 4 weeks now has nasal congestion wght 4.8kgs.Breastfeeding. Is it bcoz of what i ate?

I have a newborn male baby with birth weight 3.5kgs.. He is 4 weeks now has nasal congestion wght 4.8kgs.Breastfeeding. Is it bcoz of what i ate?

Stuffy nose syndrome: It has nothing to do with what you eat. Babies breath through their noses and get a lot of mucous in their nose. If the room in which they sleep, is too hot or very dry the problem can get worse. Use the bulb syringe that was given to you at birth and as suggested saline nose drops.A room temp of 68 degrees is good and humidity should be between25-30 percent. ...Read more

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Birth control makes me feel horrible. I gain weight have no sex drive! We tried condoms and I get infections, is there any else to prevent pregnancy ?

Birth control makes me feel horrible. I gain weight have no sex drive! We tried condoms and I get infections, is there any else to prevent pregnancy ?

Talk 2 you Ob/Gyn: IUDs can be effective for many women along with spermicides to be even safer. It is important to find as safe a way to have relations as possible to avoid destroying your sex drive, which is important for our physical and mental health. ...Read more

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Hello doctor chadi my son had lack of oxygene during birth what might have caused this problem it can be the anesthesia inhad a very normal pregnancy he weighted 3 kilos ?? He lived for 8 month than passed away due to epileptical seisures and west syndrom

Hello doctor chadi my son had lack of oxygene during birth what might have caused this problem it can be the anesthesia inhad a very normal pregnancy he weighted 3 kilos ?? He lived for 8 month than passed away due to epileptical seisures and west syndrom

Closure : I am sorry for your loss. You should see the doctor who took care of your child and find out for your own benefit as to what really happened and the reason for his sad demise. It should be made very clear to you as to what could have been the reason for his passing away. Otherwise you will keep looking for causes and what could have been done to help him. ...Read more

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7mo is developing great with her abilities but hasnt gained much more lbs since 5 months. Birth weight was 6.11 now is 14. Eats one meal solids + bf.?

7mo is developing great with her abilities but hasnt gained much more lbs since 5 months. Birth weight was 6.11 now is 14. Eats one meal solids + bf.?

AllsWellThatEndsWell: Would that life be a straight line, devoid of problems, aberrations and strife but, lo, such logic defies Nature, the source of this beauteous life. Or something like that. In modern lang I guess that reduces to "fits and starts," sometimes smooth as silk, other times with stutters (and farts). If baby be good and all else fine then seek your pediatrician's wise wisdom at next visit's time. Chill. ...Read more

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How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

Generally speaking..: A baby, full term and healthy, will double their birth weight in 5-6 months. ...Read more

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Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

Depends: Premature infants are LBW (low birth weight). So are some other gestational age infants that did not achieve full growth potential. Depending on the severity of growth restriction (called SGA-small for gestational age), they may have no, small, or moderate learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of premature complications-they may have psychomotor, cognitive, or learning disabilities. ...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