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How Many Pounds Can A Pregnant Woman Lift
No hard rules: There are no hard a fast rules on this. I usually tell my patients 25 lbs but this is mainly due to to the risk of back injuries and fall risk. If you have a job that requires frequent heavy lifting then discuss with your doctor and perhaps restrictions may be placed. ...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
What is the normal weight for a pregnant woman? My niece is pregnant at 410 pounds. Is this unsafe?
Is it possible for a woman who is 180 pounds and stands at 5'4 to start showing at 2 months for pregnancy?
Varies: The typical scenario is that with your first baby you will really start to show when you are 18-22 weeks. With your second baby you are in maternity clothes by 8 weeks! ...Read more
Should a woman with a normal body mass index (bmi) before pregnancy should gain 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy.?
Weight Gain: the Institutes of Medicine say that a woman with a normal BMI before pregnancy is recommended to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many physicains believe that the weight gain targets are too high, however. It is always best to discuss personal targets with the individual doctor taking care of the patient. ...Read more
Why is that a women will put on water weight in 2 months of being pregnant? With a ectopic pregnancy on top of that. Like almost 30 pounds.
I am unaware: That you can separate ectopic pregnancy from regular pregnancy by following your weight. As a radiologist we usually can tell you have an ectopic pregnancy by doing an ultrasound exam. As for the weight gain this is due to the fact the baby needs all sorts of things to develop. It has an amniotic sac, and placenta - which has a certain weight and your uterus swells up as well. ...Read more
A little too much: Avg wt gain is 25-35 lbs, and you should not be gaining more that 1 pound a week at the max, talk to your doctor about your weight, i always discuss that with my pregnant patients as your doc should be doing with you. ...Read more
No idea : I have no idea what you are asking. A woman is "bought"??? ...Read more
How many eggs does the average woman have left at age 45? May consider trying to get pregnant next year...
Very few eggs: After age 43 you ovarian reserve (how many eggs are left) is very, very low and the chances for conception are really poor. You are also at risk for a baby with chromosomal abnormalities. Next year may not work for you at all. If you really want to know ask you ob/gyn to order an amh level which is a hormone that measures you ovarian reserve. If it is <0.5 you chances to have a baby are very low. ...Read more
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