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Doctor insights on: Eating Plan For Obese Pregnant Women

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What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

Congenital: Hernias are unrelated to obesity and yes i see frequently young women with this problem but the incidence is higher in older patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Pregnant?: Anything is possible, but this sounds less likely than not. The only way to know now is to wait until you have missed a period and using a first am voided urine specimen test for HCG using an otc test strip. Your friendly pharmacist can guide you. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

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

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How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

15 pounds: An average pregnancy weighs 20-25# at the end, so i reccomend 15-20# weight gain in obese women. ...Read more

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Is it advidable go to a perinatologist for being obese while pregnant?

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

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Is obesity dangerous to a pregnancy?

See below: Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infection, thrombosis, obstructive sleep apnea, labor problems, increase risk of c section problems, pregnancy loss obesity increases risk of miscarriage and still birth.Please see your ob-gyn for help.These are just a few of the increase risk with obese patients.You doctor will help you..Blessings to you! ...Read more

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What risks does obesity have in pregnancy?

What risks does obesity have in pregnancy?

Many.: Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are much increased in the obese pregnant female. The hyperinsulinemia will usually cause and increased birth weight, and a debate is on about the long term impact of the child. An obese pregnant female should gain much less weight than her thinner counterpart. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

Depends: Keeping weight gain undercontrol in an obese woman is safe when done properly and in the long run makes the pregnancy much safer for her and the baby. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low fat, hearty, unprocessed carbohyrdrates, etc. Frankly you can do weight watchers while pregnant. It is a sound, sensible way of eating. ...Read more

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I'm 44 and obese. Is it still possible for me to become pregnant?

I'm 44 and obese. Is it still possible for me to become pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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