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I gained 42 lbs in pregnancy and baby looks on track to be 8.5-9lbs. Dr keeps saying it's a chubby baby with big belly. My fault for overeating??

I gained 42 lbs in pregnancy and baby looks on track to be 8.5-9lbs.  Dr keeps saying it's a chubby baby with big belly.  My fault for overeating??

No: Appropriate weight gain for each mother during pregnancy varies. It depends on where you started, too. Try to eat healthy and stay active. Some babies are born at 9 pounds no matter how much weight is gained. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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


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What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

Several: Pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, blessed thistle, aconite, slippery elm, tansy, many, many others. Consult with someone who knows before taking any medicinal herbs during pregnancy. If, however, it's something you find in the a standard kitchen spice rack, it's probably fine. ...Read more

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What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read more

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Why should we avoid chemical products during pregnancy?

Why should we avoid chemical products during pregnancy?

Unknown toxicities.: Because with many chemicals the potential toxicities to the developing fetus are not completely known. To be honest everything is a chemical. And of course your body does not know a natural chemical from a not natural chemical. Only your brain "knows" the difference. Better advice: do not expose yourself to out of the ordinary products needlessly. ...Read more

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What are some things that I should avoid during during pregnancy?

What are some things that I should avoid during during pregnancy?

Top two: The top two things to avoid during pregnancy are radiation and toxic chemicals. Of course there are several others too numerous to name in this format. ...Read more

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Please i want to know how to avoid the strech marking during pregnancy?

Please i want to know how to avoid the strech marking during pregnancy?

Not able to answer, : Not able to answer as everyone is different. Some people show stretch marks more than others. As tissues expand, stretch marks develop in some people. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

VOC: Volatile organic compounds (voc) have been associated with some increased medical risks. (however, no specific risk of malformation has been identified.) fortunately, there are some paints manufactured with low voc that are likely to be better in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Overeating (Definition)

Overeating is a clinical finding that can be the result of mental health or physical condition or, in some young children, due ...Read more