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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
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
Abortion: Technically there is no limit to a number of abortions someone can have. That being said, pregnancy can be risky. Medical and surgical abortions have their own risks as well. I would recommend a reliable form of birth control so as to avoid unintended pregnancies and therefore avoid risks of pregnancies and abortion. ...Read more
Depends: Most obs say anything more than 3 isn't safe, but i've heard of cases where women have had 8 or more; problem is, each one increases your risks for complications, both from the surgery & with subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more
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
That recommendation: will vary amongst providers. You just received a recommendation for no flights during the third trimester. Some indicate that if you are healthy with no significant pregnancy complictions that is usually safe up to 36 weeks. Airlines vary widely regarding their pregnancy policies. Some have no restrictions. Beginning at 28 weeks medical certificates may be required that need to be filled ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low calories: Assuming the person could stay on that diet and that adequate nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein were provided; significant weight loss should entail. Around 7k calories a week would result in about 2 pounds a week of weight loss or roughly 40lb in 20 weeks, more or less is possible. ...Read more
Same way as anybody: else. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Good luck. ...Read more
Earlier is safer.: In general, the earlier in pregnancy abortion is done, the safer. Abortions beyond the first trimester (13 weeks) will put a woman at icreased risks. The latest in pregnancy an abortion can be obtained will vary from state to state, and are almost never done beyond 24 weeks gestation. ...Read more
Could you tell me how much exercise should a woman over 200 lbs. Begin with when trying to lose weight?
Weight: I usually recommend calorie restriction and walk exercise to start a program. Aim for an hour of walking a day. Ideally one session but a total of three 20 min sessions may be easier for some to begin. After a few weeks the duration or the walk speed canbe increased by no more than 10% each two weeks. ...Read more
If a woman, age 56, with a semi active lifestyle wanted to
Lose weight safely. How many calories a day does a 312 pound she need to maintain herweight?
I'm 6 weeks pregnant. How many calories should a pregnant women eat that wants to gain the least amount of weight?
About 2000: The recommendations range from 1500 to 2500 calories, depending on your activity level and weight (or bmi) as you start into pregnancy. You can actually be on a slight weight loss diet (1500 cal) if you are heavy to start with, but usually you will need more. You need to eat enough for the baby to grow well, which we can monitor with ultrasound throughout pregnancy. ...Read more
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to when you actually ovulate and have intercourse every other day for a total of five times to help ensure sperm are there when you ovulate. ...Read more
Download the Baby: Center's free app " my pregnancy today" for information on fetal growth week-by-week, maternal weight gain, the importance of Folic Acid supplements, etc. If your pre-pregnancy weight was in the healthy range for your height ( bmi of 18.5 to 24.9), you should gain 25- 35 lbs. Total, usually 1-5 lbs. In the first trimester and ~ 1 lb./week throughout the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a some will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. 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 back. Engage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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