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Do overweight women begin to show their baby bump in pregnancy sooner?

Do overweight women begin to show their baby bump in pregnancy sooner?

No: Overweight or obese women do not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as a woman of normal weight and therefore may not show (baby bump) as soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Can you really be pregnant if you are overweight?

Can you really be pregnant if you are overweight?

YES: Being overweight is the result of too much food intake and or too little exercise. Getting pregnant comes from sexual intercourse. The two are not mutually exclusive. You can be both! ...Read more

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What can I do to come out pregnant if I have an overweight problem.?

What can I do to come out pregnant if I have an overweight problem.?

Losing weight helps: Besides some of the general health benefits of wt loss, this may directly affect your fertility. Excess wt carries excess hormones that can interfere with the body's normal hormonal function and prevent you from ovulating. If you can't ovulate, you can't get pregnant. Even sometimes as little as 10 less lbs can make the difference. Talk to an ob/gyn to see if other testing is recommended too. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a little overweight and I'm trying to get pregnant, why can't I?

Why can't you what?: Lose weight? Get pregnant? See that you are 39 years old. As we age - getting pregnant may not be as simple. If you are just mildly overweight - then this might not be major factor for you. If you have been unsuccessful over at least a 6 months period (due to your age)to become pregnant - consider consulting with a fertility specialist. Take care. ...Read more

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I am really overweight and now pregnant, how can I not gain weight again while pregnant.

I am really overweight and now pregnant, how can I not gain weight again while pregnant.

HFLC, Quantity ; Ex: Lfhc diet, long promoted by many in the medical industry, drives obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure ; cancer. Go hflc, of natural origin, instead. Eg. Lard, bacon, butter, whole milk, animal fats, moderate protein, above gnd veggies (not corn) ; wipe out carbs, including fruits. Quantity, activity/exercise. Muscle mass (build it) also big issues, including thyroid function, etc. Study nusi. Org. ...Read more

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29 years old and overweight for few years can't get pregnant and don't know what is going on?

PCOS?: It is important to check your male hormone levels (testosterone and dhea). If these are elevated, you may have polycystic ovary syndrome. A pelvic ultrasound may help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm overweight and have a wife who is overweight and is pregnant. What are our best options?

Plant based diet: You are overweight and obese if your body mass index (bmi) 29 and above. Eating plant based food for both of you is ideal and very safe indeed for your pregnant mate. ...Read more

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How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

No: Pregnancy is not the time to try to lose weight. It is challenging enough to maintain a healthy diet and exercise while pregnant. Depending on your starting weight, your doctor will reccomend an appropriate weight gain; anywhere from 10 - 35 lbs. ...Read more

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Help can being overweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Help can being overweight affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Possibly: Obesity is a factor in infertility, meaning that having a high BMI can make it hard to get pregnant. Talk w/ your primary care provider about how to manage your weight before getting pregnant because we don't want you to lose weight during a pregnancy. Be sure you eat lots of vegetables, fruits & healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, salmon, etc) and protein. Take a brisk walk daily! ...Read more

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I'm overweight. Could this affect my chances of getting pregnant?

I'm overweight. Could this affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Yes: There are many studies that relate a lower pregnancy rate if one is not there ideal weight. This has to do with dysfunctional ovulation and hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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I'm overweight and pregnant; what can I do to lose some weight before the baby comes?

I'm overweight and pregnant; what can I do to lose some weight before the baby comes?

Obese and pregnant: The best way to lose weight is to give up sugar first. You can also reduce the amount of carbohydrayes you eat which include: bread, potatoes, pasta, cereal, and rice. Mild to moderate exercise every day or every other day; must start slowly and increase gradually. May also reduce the amount of food you eat but check with your obstetrics doctor first. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight while pregnant (started out very overweight) without hurting my baby?

How do I lose weight while pregnant (started out very overweight) without hurting my baby?

Not good for baby: Even women who are very overweight should not lose weight while pregnant. You will probably be advised to gain less than a woman who is not overweight. But you need to talk to your doctor to find out how much you need to gain and, even more important, how to eat right while you're pregnant and after the baby is born. It would be helpful to talk to a dietitian as well. ...Read more

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If my cycle can last up to 35 days, and I'm overweight, will it be harder for me to get pregnant?

If my cycle can last up to 35 days, and I'm overweight, will it be harder for me to get pregnant?

It might be harder: It may be more difficult to get pregnant if your cycle length is 35 days or longer due sporadic ovulation and obesity suppression of the same. Start now and find out if you have a medical mitigating cause for the obesity such as PCOS or Diabetes and take action to remedy the condition by MD medication, proper diet and exercise to lose the excess pounds. Once done ovulation frequency may improve. ...Read more

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How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

Lovely: I'm a man and I want to say that pregnancy is a beautiful & very brief moment in your life that will be over and gone forever before you know it and that pregnant women are especially attractive in a most special way. In another vein, tho you can't get skinny, you can feel fit: work out daily; join a pregnancy workout class and network with other moms-to-be. Buy some new, sweet, maternity clothes. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I'm having pregnancy symptoms but I'm overweight and I don't know if I'm pregnant or just unhealthy.?

I'm 16 and I'm having pregnancy symptoms but I'm overweight and I don't know if I'm pregnant or just unhealthy.?

? Unprotected sex: Not sure what all your symptoms are.? nausea, fatigue, back pain? Most often these are NOT caused by pregnancy. Of course, the most important change is missing your period & realizing you had unprotected sex during the time you may have ovulated. If you have missed your period, check a home pregnancy test. Practice reliable contraception & try to eat healthier and exercise. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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