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Eating Plan For Obese Pregnant Women
What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
I am obese and the condom broke on jan31st and was on my cycle jan 15th, so may have been ovulating. I took Plan B 11 hrs later. Possibly pregnant?
25 week pregnant, my initial weight was 63.5kg for 5.15 height.But now my weight has increased to 70.5kg. Is it obesity for my growth or nt.?
It's generally: A little more than would be desired, but you need to check with your doctor, as all cases are different and you need personal advise. ...Read more
I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?
See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more
Yes : What kind of methods you need depends on your ovarian status. You need to try and loose weight not just for pregnancy but for over all health in general. The uterus can support a pregnancy at any age but eggs are limited in supply so you might need ivf. Go to a nearest ivf clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will i be able to maintain a healthy weight when i get pregnant? I'm already plus and i don't want to be obese, what should I do?
Be reasonable: If you eat a reasonable & nutritious diet for both you and baby w/o too much junk food or excess calories w/excuse "eating for 2" + get or remain physically active--walk, do house chores, etc., or more as you feel able, should not gain too much. Tell your OB about this concern and they can help monitor weight changes w/you. ...Read more
Lose wt & pregnant: In general, that is the case since your body usually has much higher nutritional requirements when you are pregnant. So, dieting or starving your body while pregnant is usually not good. However, if you are eating healthy and exercising now, and that causes some weight loss (assuming you are obese), that may be acceptable. Please don't diet while pregnant though. ...Read more
Yes: Severe morbid obesity is associated with serious maternal diseases and pregnancy complications that need the close follow up of a perinatologist. I would advise to check with your general obstetrician to see if your obesity is severe and/or if you have other comorbidities (other diseases) that justify that subspecialized care. ...Read more
My husbnd's belly is huge!looks like he's 10m pregnant!but hes not obese.Very active&a workaholic.Why?
Visceral Obesity: You describe metabolic syndrome/pre-diabetes mellitus. Body stores fat (reserve fuel & padding) lots of places. The most active/higher blood flow fat deposits, termed visceral, are around arteries, veins & the deep internal, especially abdominal organs. The primary driver of storage is carb/sugar/etoh beyond quantities quickly burned. All excess rapidly converted into fats & exported to viscera. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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