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Doctor insights on: Eating Plan For Obese Pregnant Women

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Diet for pregnant women?

Diet for pregnant women?

Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain: The amount of kilos depends on starting weight in relation to height or the bmi. For instance normal weight gain is 10-14 kg. If you are overweight, the recommendation would be less and if you are underweight the recommendation would be more. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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How can a pcos pregnant woman control her weight during pregnancy? what about a certain diet ,exercises?

How can a pcos pregnant woman control her weight during pregnancy? what about a certain diet ,exercises?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are the only ways to safely control your weight whether you are pregnant or not. Avoid high impact exercise and getting over heated.Water aerobics and walking are great options.Hydrate well. Eat a diet low in carbs but with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Protein is also important for growing a healthy baby. Be sure and take your prenatal vitamins. Get plenty of sleep. ...Read more

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How should pregnant women eat?

Pregnancy: About 300 more calories a day, you do not eat for 2 people, that's a myth. ...Read more

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How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: It depends a lot on your pre-pregnancy weight. The average recommended is 25 - 30 pounds. More if you start out underweight and less if you start our over weight. More importantly you need to gain it by eatting a well balanced healthy diet rich in nutrients. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What works for you: The best plan is the one that you will stick to. It could be walking, low impact aerobics. Start slow, may be 10-15 minute intervals as tolerated and increase slowly. The best plan is the one that fits your lifestyle, you enjoy doing and are motivated to continue doing and gets you results. Aim for activity most days of the week, but start at least three days of the week. ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more

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I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

Congratulations: on asking this question. Please see your doctor for guidance. W/out that your weight loss program can be dangerous. Hormone levels, cardio, etc, all need to be taken into account to create a safe and healthy weight management program for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding woman and i'm very slim i want to take planet Ayurveda gain weight pills tablets for women & men fast!- and they said 100% safe?

I'm breastfeeding woman and i'm very slim i want to take planet Ayurveda gain weight pills tablets for women & men fast!- and they said 100% safe?

Not worth the risk: The tablets help the company get richer, not help you gain healthy weight faster. Also, these types of supplements are not regulated whatsoever. If you are still breast feeding, i would say it is not worth the risk of harming your child for something that is basically snake oil. If you really want to try it, wait until you are done breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Yes and no: Depo-provera will reduce the multiple ovarian cyst formation and inhibit some of the symptoms of PCOS. The downside is that once the Depo-provera is stopped then the same ovulation difficulties will reappear and spontaneous ovulation/fertility is still a problem Moreover, Depo-provera can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. ...Read more

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For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

Geeze I wonder.: No time to take care of oneself as the baby becomes center of the universe. Eating junk or snacking when their isn't time to prepare and sit down to a wholesome meal. Scratching gym time and personal trainer off the schedule to focus fulltime on motherhood. Soothing frustration or baby blues with food. There are lots of possible reasons for weight gain. ...Read more

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For a teen what's normal weight to gain during pregnancy?

For a teen what's normal weight to gain during pregnancy?

25 -30 lbs: 2-3 lbs for full term pregnancy with vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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What percentage of menstruating, healthy women miss a period but are not pregnant?

What percentage of menstruating, healthy women miss a period but are not pregnant?

Varies: I don't know the exact percentage but it is not that unususal. Many women will miss at least one period a year, especially if they are not on birth control pills. Athletic women, anorexic women, very thin women can also miss periods. Age is not mentioned. Is she approaching menopause? Many different facors come into play, but tbhis is most likely nothing abnormal. ...Read more

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I'm overweight/almost obese and 4 weeks pregnant. Can I restrict to a 1200 calorie HEALTHY diet and workout (hiking, walking)?

I'm overweight/almost obese and 4 weeks pregnant. Can I restrict to a 1200 calorie HEALTHY diet and workout (hiking, walking)?

Depression, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire to lose weight, walking and hiking. IT is NOT WHAT you eat It is What is Eating You! Let the wise woman within you understand what made you overweight- feelings of sadness hurt, guilt, resentment, frustration, boredom, or loneliness. Desperation to Diet of 1200 Cal/day in perspective of being pregnant. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for self-esteem, coping with weight ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more