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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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How can I avoid overeating in social situations?

How can I avoid overeating in social situations?

MEDITATION : Social overeating may be a manifestation of an underlying anxiety disorder. I suggest buying the anxiety and phobia workbook , which goes over all options Meds /relaxation techniques/homeopathic options. I have seen great benefit with meditation EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique ). EFT CLINIC IS A GREAT APP. EMDR which also has a great app Hemi-balance ...Read more

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How can I avoid overeating and have better control?

How can I avoid overeating and have better control?

Seek help.: A history of depression or other mental illness could lead to overeating secondarily. With adequate treatment, your overeating could stop. Otherwise, adding fiber to your diet will curb your appetite and reduce the tendency to overeat. ...Read more

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How can I avoid overeating when hungry after going to the gym?

How can I avoid overeating when hungry after going to  the gym?

Over eating post gym: First eating right after the gym work out is probably not good. Like a gym work out pace yourself. Eat and drink a small snack. Go home cook a meal, or amke sure a cooked meal is waiting for you at home. Consult a dietician about regular meals through the day so you are not so hungry before you start. ...Read more

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What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?

What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?

Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner! ...Read more

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Why is my husband avoiding sex while i'm pregnant?

Why is my husband avoiding sex while i'm pregnant?

Fear: Many men are afraid they will bump or hurt the baby. They may also believe the baby can "see" the penis. Reassure your partner that the baby is safe and protected in the uterus and will not be injured in any way. Sex is dangerous for certain complications of pregnancy, but your doctor will inform you if pelvic rest (no sex) is required. ...Read more

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What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

Food in pregnancy: Of course avoid alcohol completely. Minimize caffeinated products. Avoid deli meats and unpasteurized cheeses. Minimize fish consumption to twice weekly. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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What kind of teas should pregnant women avoid?

What kind of teas should pregnant women avoid?

Teas: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Some feel chamomile is alright & others recommend against it. ...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