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How much pregnancy weight should I gain with twins?

How much pregnancy weight should I gain with twins?

35-45 lbs: If you are expecting twins you should gain 35 to 45 pounds during your pregnancy. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/multiples/weightgain.html. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy weight gain: The general recommendation for weight gain during pregnancy ranges from 25 to 35 pounds. However, it is acceptable for underweight women to gain more and for overweight women to gain less. A well balanced diet with about 2200 to 2900 calories each day - depending on the weight of the woman - is the appropriate caloric intake for most pregnant women. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Average is 25-35 lbs: But if you gain less and your baby is growing normally that is fine, i never worry about low weight gain in my pts., as long as the baby is growing normally. Many pts have trouble with too much wt gain. And at your age do not go past your due date, new studies show ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. Too many things can happen that could have been avoided when u go past your due date! ...Read more

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How much can I eat during pregnancy yet avoid excessive weight gain?

How much can I eat during pregnancy yet avoid excessive weight gain?

Balanced diet: Imagine your blood stream as the "cafeteria line" for your unborn fetus and how critical it is that the nutrients for growth be present when needed. The acog.Org website( or your ob);has a pamphlet and information about how much to eat during pregnancy and composiiton of the diet.. ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

Most Wt Gain is H2O: Where starting & goals? ??muscle/fat/brain? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating/digesting & routinely guessed at for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more

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Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

What did your OB say: That is sometihng i always discuss with my pts , the avreage is 25-35 lbs but if you gain less and the baby is growing that is fine, the m, ore you gain, the bigger the baby could get , also more cahnce for gestational diabetes, and elevated BP and more to loose after which may not be easy. ...Read more

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When do you start gaining weight with pregnancy commonly and how much, how fast?

When do you start gaining weight with pregnancy commonly and how much, how fast?

Slow weight gain : Initially not much weight gain in first trimester, but it rapidly increases in second and third trimester. About 2-3 lbs in 1st trimester, 10-15 lbs in 2nd and 12-25 lbs in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Do i need to gain weight during pregnancy?

Do i need to gain weight during pregnancy?

There are some : Situations in which a woman does not gain weight during pregnancy - especially if she has significant problems holding down food or she is morbidly obese. But please don't enter into a pregnancy with a plan not to gain weight. This would be unhealthy for you and your baby. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

Can you tell me how much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

Avg wt gain 25-35 po: Pounds no more than 35 and if u gain less than 25 but the baby is growing fine that is not a concern and very heavy people may not gain much at all. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight with pcos?

How do you lose weight with pcos?

Several options: Weight management with pcos can be a struggle, especially if testosterone levels are elevated. Pcos women may be Insulin resistant & lean toward type 2 diabetes. There are medical & surgical options for pcos treatment which may help with weight control. See a doctor well versed in pcos management for evaluation. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

Depends: The recommended weight gain for pregnancy will vary depending on your prepregnancy weight. The general range is 25 to 35 pounds. For underweight women add 10 to 15 pounds and for overweight women subtract 10 to 15 pounds. The expected weight gain for a twin pregnancy will be 10 to 15 pounds greater across the ranges noted. ...Read more

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How much weight do you gain at 2 weeks of pregnancy?

Depends: Every woman is different, and the amount of predicted weight gain varies with the pre-pregnancy height and weight. For example, if the pre-pregnancy weight is 120 lbs at a height of 5 ft 3 in, you can predict a weight gain of 1/4 to 1/2 lb at 2 weeks. Check with your clinician for a pregnancy weight gain calculator. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

You have to gain : Weight while you are pregnant. The idea is not to gain too much more than the recommended by following good eating habits. Baby: 7-8 pounds placenta: 1-2 pounds amniotic fluid: 2 pounds uterus: 2 pounds maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds maternal blood : 4 pounds fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight during pregnancy without exercising and not know your pregnant?

Can you lose weight during pregnancy without exercising and not know your pregnant?

In early pregnancy: It is not unusual to lose weight in the first 3 months of pregnancy due to eating less if you have morning sickness, and obviously many women don't know they are pregnant until they miss a period and take a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are cheap, accurate and widely available so time to stop wondering and take a test! ...Read more

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How can I avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy?

How can I avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy?

Healthy diet: By watching you intake of starches and sweets and healthy lots of lean protein and veggies, you should do fine. Also, exercise isn't always contraindicated in pregnancy (except those on bedrest). There are pregnancy aerobics, pregnancy safe yoga and certainly walking is usually very safe (again if not on bedrest) ...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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How can I make sure not to gain too much weight in pregnancy?

How can I make sure not to gain too much weight in pregnancy?

Keep track.: Weigh yourself weekly and aim to gain 1/2 to 1 pound per week. The doctor weighs you at each visit, but we sometimes see patients gain 12-15 pounds in a month and not realize it. If your weight is going up too fast, keep a food diary. That helps control portions as well as ensure you are choosing only the healthiest foods for yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight during ovulation?

Would not anticipate: A significant weight gain. Would anticipate that if you did gain weight it would likely be transient. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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