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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Lose Weight While Pregnant

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How do I lose my weight from my pregnancy? I eat good and exercise everyday

How do I lose my weight from my pregnancy?  I eat good and exercise everyday

Quantity & quality: Eat good will not help, reducing quantity, reduced calories, quality of exercises are important, amount of time you spent in doing exercises is also important. Now you balance, work on it you will go back to your old shape again in short few months. ...Read more

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Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

How much did u gain?: How much weight did you gain during the pregnancy? A four pound weight loss has to be taken in context of your entire weight gain to give an accurate answer. ...Read more

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How do I loose weight when pregnant?

How do I loose weight when pregnant?

You are not supposed: Lose weight when you are pregnant, you are supposed to control the weight so you do not gain too much 25-35 is avg weight gain, if you gain less than 25 and baby is growing normally that is fine, please discuss with your OB as you can be referred to a dietician if you are gaining too much, in general if you are gaining too much you need to cut down on the acrbs esp after 6 pm. ...Read more

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How to loose weight while pregnant without hurting baby?

How to loose weight while pregnant without hurting baby?

Not supposed to try : To lose wt when u are preg, discuss with your OB I am sure your OB will agree, you can get on a diet so u do not gain more than the rec weight and if you gain less than the rec weight as long as the baby is growing that is usually fine, but do not try to loose weight while preg! ...Read more

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How do loose weight during pregnancy?

How do loose weight during pregnancy?

Be Cautious: Losing weight during pregnancy may have potentially bad effects on the mother and fetus. Some women do gain more weight than necessary, but losing it safely can be difficult. Please consult with your OB to determine your optimal diet and understand if weight loss is recommended and safe in your particular case. ...Read more

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Is it bad to loose weight durning pregnancy?

Is it bad to loose weight durning pregnancy?

Yes: Losing weight on purpose for cosmetic reasons during pregnancy is not a good idea. The weight gain during pregnancy is basically to nourish the growing fetus. If you are losing weight unavoidably then it is a bit unusual, perhaps related to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, usually relegated to the 1st 3 months. Eat as best you can, preferably organically grown foods, get exercise, do prenatal yog. ...Read more

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What is best way to loose weight in pregnancy and what would be the best exercises to do.

What is best way to loose weight in pregnancy and what would be the best exercises to do.

Why?: Pregnancy is not the time to think about a weight loss diet. You should be focusing on a healthy diet that will support you and the baby you are carrying. It is important to be conscious of the amount of weight you are gaining by watching the types of food you are eating and getting a healthy amount of physical activity. ...Read more

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My wife weight is 70 her height is 5.4 ft. Is this necessary to loose weight for pregnancy.?

My wife weight is 70 her height is 5.4 ft. Is this necessary to loose weight for pregnancy.?

The BMI chart: We only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. In her case, she is a bit overweight and so she should try not to gain too much during pregnancy--otherwise wt loss is not really needed for pregnancy in her case. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im trying to get pregnant but i need to loose weight i have a hard time with dieting what can i do?

Im trying to get pregnant but i need to loose weight i have a hard time with dieting what can i do?

Exercise : There are many different diets out there. Finding one that you can live with can be a matter of trial and error. Dieting with a friend or a support group does help as does writing down everything you eat. Exercise is also important for weight loss since your metabolic rate slows when your calorie intake drops. If you're extremely overweight, there are several surgeries available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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