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25 week pregnant, my initial weight was 63.5kg for 5.15 height.But now my weight has increased to 70.5kg. Is it obesity for my growth or nt.?

25 week pregnant, my initial weight was 63.5kg for 5.15 height.But now my weight has increased to 70.5kg. Is it obesity for my growth or nt.?

It's generally: A little more than would be desired, but you need to check with your doctor, as all cases are different and you need personal advise. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

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


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I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

Depends: Keeping weight gain undercontrol in an obese woman is safe when done properly and in the long run makes the pregnancy much safer for her and the baby. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low fat, hearty, unprocessed carbohyrdrates, etc. Frankly you can do weight watchers while pregnant. It is a sound, sensible way of eating. ...Read more

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I'm 44 and obese. Is it still possible for me to become pregnant?

I'm 44 and obese. Is it still possible for me to become pregnant?

Yes : What kind of methods you need depends on your ovarian status. You need to try and loose weight not just for pregnancy but for over all health in general. The uterus can support a pregnancy at any age but eggs are limited in supply so you might need ivf. Go to a nearest ivf clinic. ...Read more

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Is obesity dangerous to a pregnancy?

Is obesity dangerous to a pregnancy?

See below: Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infection, thrombosis, obstructive sleep apnea, labor problems, increase risk of c section problems, pregnancy loss obesity increases risk of miscarriage and still birth.Please see your ob-gyn for help.These are just a few of the increase risk with obese patients.You doctor will help you..Blessings to you! ...Read more

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What risks does obesity have in pregnancy?

What risks does obesity have in pregnancy?

Many.: Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are much increased in the obese pregnant female. The hyperinsulinemia will usually cause and increased birth weight, and a debate is on about the long term impact of the child. An obese pregnant female should gain much less weight than her thinner counterpart. ...Read more

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How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

15 pounds: An average pregnancy weighs 20-25# at the end, so i reccomend 15-20# weight gain in obese women. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sbad to lose weight when your pregnant and morbid obese?

Lose wt & pregnant: In general, that is the case since your body usually has much higher nutritional requirements when you are pregnant. So, dieting or starving your body while pregnant is usually not good. However, if you are eating healthy and exercising now, and that causes some weight loss (assuming you are obese), that may be acceptable. Please don't diet while pregnant though. ...Read more

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I am 19, obese, a smoker, no other medical problems, what are my chances of pregnancy?

I am 19, obese, a smoker, no other medical problems, what are my chances of pregnancy?

Severe obesity: Can decrease fertility, maybe by up to 50%. Definitely not big enough of an effect to skip contraception. On the other hand, if you are severely obese, there are many other good reasons to lose weight than to increase your chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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How will i be able to maintain a healthy weight when i get pregnant? I'm already plus and i don't want to be obese, what should I do?

How will i be able to maintain a healthy weight when i get pregnant? I'm already plus and i don't want to be obese, what should I do?

Be reasonable: If you eat a reasonable & nutritious diet for both you and baby w/o too much junk food or excess calories w/excuse "eating for 2" + get or remain physically active--walk, do house chores, etc., or more as you feel able, should not gain too much. Tell your OB about this concern and they can help monitor weight changes w/you. ...Read more

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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