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Is It Better To Have Vaginal Or Abdominal Delivery If Morbidly Obese
Vaginal: Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy. Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Infection & bleeding: There's more risk of both with an abdominal delivery. Of course, there are many other risks (e.g. Injury to other organs, etc...). ...Read more
I gave birth yesterday vaginal delivery and today morning had pain in low abdomen and back like cobtraction. After 15 hrs big clot came down! cause?
May be anything!: You have to call the doctor who delivereed you! (aren't you still at the hospital?!). ...Read more
Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more
Why is it that i'm not hungry in the evening until I have something to eat-then i just want to eat & eat? Am morbidly obese. Hunger signals messed up.
BMI 40 or higher: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared. Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is a bmi of 30 or higher. Morbid obesity is a bmi 40 or higher, and is associated with increased increased disease, disability and death. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. ...Read more
Willpower dedication: If there's a will theres a way. Watch "biggest loser" for some motivation! if it were easy, everyone would be thin. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a super morbidly obese person lost the weight, would they still have complications?
Super obese: It depends on so many things. How heavy they were, how much weight they lose, what medical problems they had, how severe they were, etc. However, no matter how you look at it, the super obese individual that loses a significant amount of weight will be much healthier and have a lower risk of death than if they stayed super obese. ...Read more
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