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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Overweight Mother (Overview)

Overweight mothers have some increased risks with pregnancy. These include higher risks of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and macrosomia (very large baby).


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If I'm an overweight mother, will I have an overweight baby?

If I'm an overweight mother, will I have an overweight baby?

Yes probably: Your pre-pregnancy weight has an impact on you and your baby throughout pregnancy. Overweight and obese women tend to be at greater risk for larger babies, gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, prolonged and difficult labors, cesarean births and surgical complications. Please keep your appointments with your obstetrician got a colleges for follow-up. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
120 Doctors shared insights

Overweight Mother (Overview)

Overweight mothers have some increased risks with pregnancy. These include higher risks of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and macrosomia (very large baby).


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What symptoms will an overweight mother display?

What symptoms will an overweight mother display?

OBESITY: Obese mothers have a hard time moving around especially when they are older. They also have a hard time lossing weight. They get tired easily and they love to sleep. ...Read more

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What are the tests for overweight mother?

What are the tests for overweight mother?

BMI, OGTT: U shd b evaluated 4 the usual weight-related chronic medical probs, as being pregnant can initiate / indicate the future development of diseases like (1) diabetes, (2) preeclampsia / hypertension, & (3) others. To check for (1) ur doc orders n oroglucose tolerance test (OGTT). For (2) screen urself 4 high blood pressure by going to the pharmacy &using their booth for 1 wk (keep a record 4 ur doc) ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overweight mother?

What is the treatment for overweight mother?

STOP SUGAR: See the post on my blog "sweet and dangerous" title of blog is "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. Yudkin showed that sugar is a cause of many diseases, including heart disease. Go to www. Prevmedgroup. Com and read my essay on sugar as a cause of insomnia. ...Read more

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What are the tests for overweight mother?

BMI, OGTT: U shd b evaluated 4 the usual weight-related chronic medical probs, as being pregnant can initiate / indicate the future development of diseases like (1) diabetes, (2) preeclampsia / hypertension, & (3) others. To check for (1) ur doc orders n oroglucose tolerance test (OGTT). For (2) screen urself 4 high blood pressure by going to the pharmacy &using their booth for 1 wk (keep a record 4 ur doc) ...Read more

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What symptoms will an overweight mother display?

OBESITY: Obese mothers have a hard time moving around especially when they are older. They also have a hard time lossing weight. They get tired easily and they love to sleep. ...Read more

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If I'm an overweight mother, will I have an overweight baby?

Yes probably: Your pre-pregnancy weight has an impact on you and your baby throughout pregnancy. Overweight and obese women tend to be at greater risk for larger babies, gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, prolonged and difficult labors, cesarean births and surgical complications. Please keep your appointments with your obstetrician got a colleges for follow-up. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overweight mother?

STOP SUGAR: See the post on my blog "sweet and dangerous" title of blog is "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. Yudkin showed that sugar is a cause of many diseases, including heart disease. Go to www. Prevmedgroup. Com and read my essay on sugar as a cause of insomnia. ...Read more

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Am sure I don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father. Mother. Brother also snore.. I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

Am sure I don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father. Mother. Brother also snore.. I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?

Need to be tested: Without a study, you can't know. Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people. ...Read more

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Are there any help programs for mothers with overweight children?

Are there any help programs for mothers with overweight children?

Programs: Most children's hospitals have weight management programs emphasizing life style changes promoting nutition, exercise and making comprehensive changes in life to promote weight loss and better health. Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My mother is overweight. She has swollen ankles, feet and legs. Very painful. Red with sores. Has had fever and chills. Any suggestions?

My mother is overweight. She has swollen ankles, feet and legs. Very painful. Red with sores. Has had fever and chills. Any suggestions?

Evaluation now: These symptoms could have serious causes including cellulitis (infection), circulatory problems, even heart failure. She needs to be evaluated today. The fever is particularly concerning. Please take her to her doctor, an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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My breasts are very small compared to females in my family i.E.My mother & younger sister. Why? I am slightly overweight does this make a difference?

My breasts are very small compared to females in my family i.E.My mother & younger sister. Why? I am slightly overweight does this make a difference?

Generally no: There are many factors affecting breast size: genetics, estrogen, age, etc. If you're still in p;puberty, give your body a chance to develop fully before beginning to worry. ...Read more

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Can the baby be overweight just because the breastfeeding mother's diet is unhealthy?

Can the baby be overweight just because the breastfeeding mother's diet is unhealthy?

No: However, if the parents are over weight, the child is more likely to become over weight. Also, if the mother is over weight secondary to over eating. She may over estimate the amount of food her child needs. ...Read more

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I'm 175cm - 90kg. My father and my mother are also overweighted and because im a student I rarely can exercise. Is my obesty genetic? What should I do?

I'm 175cm - 90kg. My father and my mother are also overweighted and because im a student I rarely can exercise. Is my obesty genetic? What should I do?

Exercise: Remember, while your genetics may predispose you towards being overweight/obese, your weight control is still in your control. I'm not trying to be harsh but don't let being a student become an excuse. It all comes down to priorities. If controlling your weight is of great importance then you need to prioritize some form of regular physical activity and combine this with mindful eating! ...Read more

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My mother is 82 yo, with a BMI of 27.8, overweight. She has occasional irritable bowel symptoms. She's had colonoscopies with clean results about every 10 years. Her last one was 11 years ago and it was also negative. Her pcp wants her to have one

My mother is 82 yo, with a BMI of 27.8, overweight. She has occasional irritable bowel symptoms. She's had colonoscopies with clean results about every 10 years. Her last one was 11 years ago and it was also negative. Her pcp wants her to have one

Discuss with her doc: The us preventive services task force says that elderly people between 75-84 should not be routinely screened for colorectal cancer and those over 85 should not be screened at all. They are at higher risk for complications from the procedure and may not benefit from screening. If your mom is getting a recommendation that don’t fit the guidelines, ask the doctor his/her reasoning. ...Read more

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I am a plus size mother always over weight I am 34 weeks pregnant and fundus is measuring 40 CM is that expected or should ibe concern?

I am a plus size mother always over weight I am 34 weeks pregnant and fundus is measuring 40 CM is that expected or should ibe concern?

IT depends.: Your fundus size has nothing to do with your "plus size" or being overweight. Whoever measured your fundus knows you better, so I advise you ask them that question, since they have physically examined you and know more about your pregnancy progress. ...Read more

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Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?

Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?

Slow heart rate: Just answered this earlier. We had no definite cause to this. The sinus node, or the heart pacer is just simply slow in firing, could have been from previous ischemia but we can't say for certain. It is not a common condition but we see it enough and yes more in the elderly, so the ischemic theory probably is true. ...Read more

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My mother is 64 over weight diabetic high blood pressure she is having chest pains fatigue and keeps falling we cannot figure out what is wrong, she i?

My mother is 64 over weight diabetic high blood pressure she is having chest pains fatigue and keeps falling we cannot figure out what is wrong, she i?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Best way to control overweight?

Best way to control overweight?

Holistic approach: A doc, coach, or clinical psychologist can help you draw up a plan of action to include exercise, food plan, and stress management. This can be adjusted weekly as needed. Focus on your health more than on the number on the scale. There are lots of good books out there. Go slow and steady. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am overweight?

How do I know if I am overweight?

Overweight: It has its flaws but to my knowledge the gold standard measurement out there right now is the BMI (Body Mass Index). Using this chart can help you determine if you are overweight or not. In my opinion it doesn't account for muscle mass very well. Ultimately, it's using the chart and discussing your results with your PCP. ...Read more

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Can it be healthy to be overweight?

Can it be healthy to be overweight?

No: Overweight puts stress on your joints, and may lead to diabetes with complications including cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, etc. Overweight is not healthy and one should make an attempt to try to improve lifestyle changes with healthy diet and increased activity in an attempt to have a normal weight. ...Read more

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I am getting overweight day by day.?

Not sure of?: Talk to your physician get your thyroid checked & look at your diet. Also regular exercise is key. Also, could you be pregnant? ...Read more

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160 lbs and 5 ft 7. Am I overweight?

160 lbs and 5 ft 7. Am I overweight?

Ideal weight: Insurance tables for normal weights start at 100 lbs for the first 5 feet, then add 5 lbs per inch beyond 5 feet for females, or 7 lbs per inch for males. At 5 ft 7, your ideal weight if you are female should be 135, but 149 for a male. This is just one method for calculating a reference point for your information. You may want to look also at your body mass index. ...Read more

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What are common maternal health issues?

What are common maternal health issues?

Women's Health: The yearly Mammogram, Pap test, check up and labs are created to prevent and detect female cancers.
The breasts, uterus, ovaries, are evaluated by these tests.
Other maternal health issues are parenting skills, prenatal education, and healthy eating knowledge areas. ...Read more

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Is there a diet for overweight children?

Is there a diet for overweight children?

Overweight: The best diet for overweight children is a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, protein (beans, peanuts and tree nuts, fish, white meat and lean beef), milk with reduced fat (preferably fat-free including yogurt), devoid of soda and juice but copious in water. Correct calorie counts for age should be exercised. Do not forget that at least one hour physical activity per day. ...Read more

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How come I look more overweight than I am?

Muscle mass matters: People lose muscle mass and replace it with fat every year above 20. Someone in their 40's could have a normal bm. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more