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Do overweight women begin to show their baby bump in pregnancy sooner?

Do overweight women begin to show their baby bump in pregnancy sooner?

No: Overweight or obese women do not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as a woman of normal weight and therefore may not show ( baby bump) as soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old, overweight female. I hae missed 3 cycles and I am displaying some pregnancy symptoms. Neg test but did blood. Am I pregnant?

I am a 27 year old, overweight female. I hae missed 3 cycles and I am displaying some pregnancy symptoms. Neg test but did blood. Am I pregnant?

Wait 4 blood result: Home pregnancy tests are quite good...But not 100%...Even blood test is not 100%. So, wait for the result and go from there....If it is negative, your doc may do more test such as an ultrasound etc... If it is positive...Congrats. ...Read more

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I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

No, not really b/c: There are other issues involved. If menses not regulated, not ovulating properly, making extra testosterone that converts to estrogen. The bleeding is likely gonna be worse on Progesterone only but you can do Medroxyprogesterone lat 10 days of the month if they don't come often. I will, at times give 7 days Progesterone to cause bleeding and clear uterus, the start the pill in cases like yours. ...Read more

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Can I still be pregnancy with home test and blood test said negative I have all the sign of pregnancy and look up other thing maybe but only thing that fits is pregnancy I have pcos and im over weight too this is my first time what should do next like is

Can I still be pregnancy with home test and blood test said negative I have all the sign of pregnancy and look up other thing maybe but only thing that fits is pregnancy I have pcos and im over weight too this is my first time what should do next like is

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests and blood tests are usually pretty accurate, depending on how soon after fertilization you did the test. Repeating a quantitative blood test (which measures the amount of pregnancy hormones) is more accurate than just a positive or negative qualititative test. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

No: Pregnancy is not the time to try to lose weight. It is challenging enough to maintain a healthy diet and exercise while pregnant. Depending on your starting weight, your doctor will reccomend an appropriate weight gain; anywhere from 10 - 35 lbs. ...Read more

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How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

Lovely: I'm a man and i want to say that pregnancy is a beautiful & very brief moment in your life that will be over and gone forever before you know it and that pregnant women are especially attractive in a most special way. In another vein, tho you can't get skinny, you can feel fit: work out daily; join a pregnancy workout class and network with other moms-to-be. Buy some new, sweet, maternity clothes. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I'm having pregnancy symptoms but I'm overweight and I don't know if I'm pregnant or just unhealthy. ?

I'm 16 and I'm having pregnancy symptoms but I'm overweight and I don't know if I'm pregnant or just unhealthy. ?

? Unprotected sex: Not sure what all your symptoms are ..? nausea, fatigue, back pain? Most often these are NOT caused by pregnancy. Of course, the most important change is missing your period & realizing you had unprotected sex during the time you may have ovulated. If you have missed your period, check a home pregnancy test. Practice reliable contraception & try to eat healthier and exercise. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I am a very overweight 28 year old who has been through one pregnancy with no complications. In march, I had a pregnancy scare but had a negative hp?

I am a very overweight 28 year old who has been through one pregnancy with no complications.  
In march, I had a pregnancy scare but had a negative hp?

??neg home preg test: Hi, i think what you are asking is--you had a late menstrual period (did not use birth control) but you had a negative home preg test. If that is the question, being very overweight can cause alteration of your periods or a unknown hormonal (medical condition) could increase your weight and also cause menstrual irregularities. Please seek out a knowledgeable ob-gyn. You need hx, pe, and labs etc. ...Read more

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I am overweight. What is the best way to lose weight during pregnancy?

I am overweight. What is the best way to lose weight during pregnancy?

Gain less: The baby, placenta, amniotic fluid, breast enlargement, and increased blood volume can amount to 20-25 lbs. If you only gain 10 lbs with your pregnancy, your fat stores will decrease by 15 lbs. A small amount of weight gain during pregnancy is important to ensure you are eating enough protein and other building blocks for normal fetal development. Even if obese, a 10 lb wt gain is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight in pregnancy if I was overweight to begin with?

Is it normal to lose weight in pregnancy if I was overweight to begin with?

No: No, it is not normal to lose weight while being pregnant. It is a great idea to try to be at a more optimal weight before trying to conceive though. A weight gain of at least 15-30 pounds is ideal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to lose weight during pregnancy if I was overweight before I was pregnant?

Is it normal for me to lose weight during pregnancy if I was overweight before I was pregnant?

CanHappen,GetChecked: Especially during 1st tri. Could be you are unable to keep food down due to nausea. Also, your body is supporting growth of a baby, which requires more energy than u commonly use, resulting in weight loss. Also, HCG (pregnancy hormone) can cause some weight loss. So long as the baby is growing/gaining weight & you are healthy should be ok. Most important: check w OB about health of you & baby. ...Read more

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Wt-155lbs ht. 5.4 ft.. If she conceive child then is there any problem to my wife or child in pregnancy.As she is lil bit overweight..Pls advice..

Wt-155lbs ht. 5.4 ft.. If she conceive  child then is there any problem to my wife or child in pregnancy.As she is lil bit overweight..Pls advice..

Maybe: Women much heavier conceive & deliver in this country every year without problems. While their are some problems that can arise for both during pregnancy, active prenatal care will minimize problems. ...Read more

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Does being overweight affects urine pregnancy test?

Does being overweight affects urine pregnancy test?

Probably not: While being overweight may be associated with lower fertility, the urine test itself should not be affected by weight. The test reacts to a hormone in urine that is produced in pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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