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Doctor insights on: Do You Lose Weight When You First Get Pregnant

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How do I lose my weight from my pregnancy? I eat good and exercise everyday

How do I lose my weight from my pregnancy?  I eat good and exercise everyday

Quantity & quality: Eat good will not help, reducing quantity, reduced calories, quality of exercises are important, amount of time you spent in doing exercises is also important. Now you balance, work on it you will go back to your old shape again in short few months. ...Read more

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Im trying to get pregnant but i need to loose weight i have a hard time with dieting what can i do?

Im trying to get pregnant but i need to loose weight i have a hard time with dieting what can i do?

Exercise : There are many different diets out there. Finding one that you can live with can be a matter of trial and error. Dieting with a friend or a support group does help as does writing down everything you eat. Exercise is also important for weight loss since your metabolic rate slows when your calorie intake drops. If you're extremely overweight, there are several surgeries available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i take hydroxycut gummies to loose weight while i'm trying to get pregnant? I stopped my birth control 7months ago.

Can i take hydroxycut gummies to loose weight while i'm trying to get pregnant? I stopped my birth control 7months ago.

No: In general a good rule is to avoid all weight loss medication while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Harmful effects on the developing child (fetus) are possible. ...Read more

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Can i take hydroxycut gummies to loose weight while i'm trying to get pregnant i stopped my birth control 7months ago ?

Can i take hydroxycut gummies to loose weight while i'm trying to get  pregnant  i stopped my birth control 7months ago ?

Not a good idea: Hydroxycut has quite a few stimulant which would not be good to have in your system if and when you get pregnant. I would focus on diet and exercise during this time to lose weight. ...Read more

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I have 5yr old daughter and 2yr old son. I am 72 kgs.. I want to loose weight and get back to my pre pregnancy figure. Wat do I do ?

I have 5yr old daughter and 2yr old son. I am 72 kgs.. I want to loose weight and get back to my pre pregnancy figure. Wat do I do ?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Hi I am obese 40 years old and 4 weeks pregnant ...I had my first child last year by cecerean in Oct. I don't like fish what can I eat to loose weight without harming my unborn baby please?

Hi I am obese 40 years old and 4 weeks pregnant ...I had my first child last year by cecerean in Oct.   I don't like fish  what can I eat to loose weight without harming my unborn baby please?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is really not an optimal time to go on a weight loss diet. How about opting for healthy food plan instead. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1,000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with ...Read more

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Diagnosed with PCOS and am over weight. Have been trying to loose weight. Is it because am having PCOS am not able to loose weight? Can I get pragnent

Diagnosed with PCOS and am over weight. Have been trying to loose weight. Is it because am having PCOS am not able to loose weight? Can I get pragnent

PCOS: It may be a bit more difficult to lose weight with PCOS, but it is certainly possible. Consider a personal trainer, if possible, or YMCA class. Exercise is very important in addition to caloric restriction and good nutritional choices. Metformin is a medication that can cause weight loss and help women with PCOS become pregnant as well. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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