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How Can I Lose Excess Belly Fat During Pregnancy
Maintain 25 lbs limt: It is expected to gain upto 25 pounds during pregnancy so - check and make sure you do not exceed this limit and do not worry about weight gain excessively the tough part is postpartum to switch gears to bring down your hunger and diet habits if you switch back your eating pattern between 15 days - 21 days post pregnancy you will do fine. ...Read more
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
Tighten Up: For flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more
There is no such: Thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball >>. ...Read more
Belly fat: 3 day juice might do something but you should also discuss this in detail with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Can you tell a difference between a baby bump and belly fat? I'm worried I'm pregnant. Negative pregnancy tests. Lost 12 lbs but gaining belly fat
Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
I need to lose stomach fat. Please suggest some ways I can do this. My stomach fat started after pregnancy, had ceasern. I hope u understand questiion?
Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more
Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more
My belly is measuring 30 CM during my pregnancy how many weeks am i? How is measuring and weeks the same?
Measuring is a rough: Estimate of weeks gestation, so 30 cm is normal for 30 weeks but the best way to check if there is a problem or question of size or dates is to get an accurate OB ultrasound to measure the baby. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some women just carry small. It depends on the size of your torso and pelvis. ...Read more
Probably: Please see your obstetrician to be sure this is normal for you. ...Read more
After delivery I gained weight from 50 to 68...my belly looks same as during my pregnancy...help me dr....
Various causes: Need some more details. Were you nauseated and losing weight during the early part of pregnancy and now making up for it? Are you breastfeeding? Are you making up for the fatigue of being a new mom by extra food intake? Many variables here. Try enlisting the aid of an experienced dietician to help you plan healthy eating whether or not you are nursing. Your OB can refer you. Good luck. ...Read more
During pregnancy, when is it a must to avoid laying on the right side? And can propping belly on a pillow be ok to lay on right side?
Mainly during labor: Avoiding the right side is mainly used during labor when there are fetal heart rate abnormalities as a tool to increase blood flow to the placenta. This labor maneuver has now been adopted as a recommendation throughout pregnancy without much scientific evidence to support it. You may adjust with pillows in whatever way is comfortable for you ...Read more
My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after I delivered but why still my belly button didn't go inside.?
Before your pregnancy, your belly button was tacked down on the inside to a ligament (which used to be the umbilical artery and vein) from your umbilical cord when you were born. The degenerated artery and vein- now ligament- delivered blood to your liver.
During your pregnancy that ligament stretched and probably tore so that the internal pucker is no more. ...Read more
I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?
Would a pregnancy belt benefit my back b/c of my growing belly? I'm all belly and it's getting heavy. I'm afraid of losing balance. Would belt help?
Hi I was wondering if feeling fluttering in the upper part of my abdomen and sides of my abdomen is normal during pregnancy is normal. I'm 27 weeks.
Yes: Most likely you are feeling the baby move (or it could be gas) ...Read more
When do you typically start showing with your second pregnancy. 15w and feel like I have a little belly when I stand but when I sit it looks like fat.
Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort?
Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more
May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more
NO!: See your local Labor and delivery immediately and be evaluated for possible premature labor or cervical shortening ...Read more
Lightening: At about 30 to 34 weeks the uterus and baby are large enough and heavy enough that gravity causes the uterus to descend into the pelvis giving the impression that the abdomen is dropping. That is normal. ...Read more
No spot reductions: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, . ...Read more
You can't spot: Reduce. Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more
Hi. Is it possible to suck in your belly completely during a cryptic pregnancy? I mean how is it possible to not see anything??
Cryptic pregnancy?: So I assume you are not really pregnant? So if the pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Sure: If something hurts then its best not to do it. Avoid pushing on your abdomen ifit hurts and tell your doctor at your prenatal appointment. ...Read more