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

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Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

Although it may be: Possible - that doesn't mean that is advisable. This is not the right time to plan a weight loss program. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not common : A certain amount of weight gain in pregnancy is important for a healthy pregnancy. How much weight gain in pregnancy depends on pre-pregnancy weight. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Many women do: stop gaining weight toward the end of their pregnancies. Here a article to read that addresses that issue: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/your-pregnancy-week-by-week-weeks-35-40 ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight after stopping mirtazapine?

Is it normal to lose weight after stopping mirtazapine?

Yes: It is certainly normal to gain weight on Mirtazapine , and many people hope to lose it again after they come off it. Mirtazapine strongly stimulates appetite in many patients, so it is often helpful in treating elderly depressed patients who are losing too much weight. Talk to your doctor if your weight loss is a problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight in pregnancy if I was overweight to begin with?

Is it normal to lose weight in pregnancy if I was overweight to begin with?

No: No, it is not normal to lose weight while being pregnant. It is a great idea to try to be at a more optimal weight before trying to conceive though. A weight gain of at least 15-30 pounds is ideal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to gain weight slowly?

Is it normal for my baby to gain weight slowly?

Yes: It really depends on what you term "slowly." there are standardized growth curves that most babies will follow, within reasonable variation, that your pediatrician uses to track your baby's growth patterns. As long as your baby grows generally along normal gaining patterns, things are probably good. Remember, growth often has slow and faster periods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

Yes: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the weight gain or loss is less important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle.You should not specifically diet or calorie restrict during pregnancy. You only need about 300 calories more per day during the third trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it harder to lose weight while breastfeeding?

Is it harder to lose weight while breastfeeding?

No: On the contrary, nonlactating moms often find it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really easier to lose weight while having your periods?

Not necessarily: Many women put on fluid weight prior to their period. The water weight diureses off while menstruating. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight after pregnancy?

One pound at a time.: Breast feeding can help to burn calories. Your calorie expenditure will need to exceed calorie consumption. Healthy nutrition choices and physical activity will go a long way. But you don't have to rush, your body has just been through a lot. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain 20kg weight in pregnancy when I was not heavy before?

Is it normal to gain 20kg weight in pregnancy when I was not heavy before?

Too much: Normal weight gain during pregnancy is around 25 lbs +/- 5 lbs. If you started on the heavy side, it is even less. Although, your weight gain sounds somewhat excessive, there may not be anything wrong with you or your baby. Make sure that all the parental labs are normal.You might want to consult a dietitian to try to curb it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain weight once one is sexually active?

Is it normal to gain weight once one is sexually active?

What are you eating: One can gain weight if one is eating more calories than one uses in a day. There are lots of high calorie foods and its easy to make choices that add up to alot of calories. You need to look at what you are eating and the portion sizes as well as your total activity level as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?

Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?

Healthy always ok: Often pregnant women start focusing on nutrition and exercise in ways they were not doing before getting pregnant. One must look at the big picture. If a patient who was not living a healthy lifestyle before starts living healthy during pregnancy this is a good thing. We can not just look at the scale and make a judgment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for weight to fluctuate while on hcg?

Is it normal for weight to fluctuate while on hcg?

No: Hcg for weight loss is a fad. It really wont help you lose weight for the long run. Stop eating processed foods even cereals. ...Read more

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Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: On how you do it. If your diet is good you do not need to worry about weight. On no account should you use a pill! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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