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Pregnancy Symptoms In Obese Women
Hi, I was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and I had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts
The symptoms of pregnancy can start once implantation occurs. This typically happens about 8-10 days after ovulation. Based on your LMP of 8/30/11, you likely ovulated on or around 10/14/11, if in fact you conceived, then the timing for pregnancy symptoms is consistent. There are early prediction pregnancy tests in stores that can predict pregnancy a week before your next period is due. I suggest you take one to be sure, or you can always follow up with your primary care provider or gynecologist for testing.
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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
On implanon, obese, 7negative pregnancy tests, bottom and top of stomach is hard, movement in stomach. No pregnancy symptoms, bloated. What could be wrong?
Stomach hardness: Could be related to constipation, reflux, gallbladder, or ovarian pathology. A sonogram could check for pregnancy and ovarian/uterine pathology, a plain abdominal film would assess constipation. Consider a trial of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for 3 days and see if there is result and change. Follow up with a doctor/urgent care this week Read more
Not really: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. Read more
How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?
The same way: The heimlich maneuver in obese and pregnant patients is done the same way, but the technique of pressing just under the sternum (chest bone) from behind upwards with both arms to the patient must be absolutely accurate and not squeezing the abdomen. Read more
I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?
Compare Answers: Many healthtap docs are experts in their fields. But even experts don't always agree with one another. We may approach questions from very different perspectives. One of the strengths of healthtap is that you can see what different docs have to say. And you can get a feel for whether any individual doc's perspective feels like a good match for you. "there are many ways out of a forrest.". Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
So I've had sex, and the guy came in my not one, but twice, and I'm not pregnant. But I am obese. So does my weight mess up the pregnancy?
Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm about 183 lbs, 5.3 in tall, I'm on Clomid (clomiphene) for the 2ndmonth, due2my ovulation test I did ovulate. Could being obese prevent pregnancy if im ovulati?
I've been obese since forever, I'm on Clomid (clomiphene) for the 2ndmonth, due2my ovulation test I did ovulate. Could being obese prevent pregnancy if im ovulatin?
Unfortunately yes: Studies have shown that obesity is an additional risk factor for infertility even in women who have regular ovulatory cycles. So if you're not pregnant by your 3rd cycle, you may want to take a break from fertility treatments and just work on your diet, exercise, and weight. You could work with a personal trainer and a nutritionist. Any improvement will help! Read more
On implanon, obese, 7neg pregnancy tests, hard stomach above and below, movement in stomach. Not trying to get pregnant, what could be wrong?
Obese. No period since Jan. Negative pregnancy test month ago. Weird tapping feeling in belly especially at night. Any answers?
Likely gas: It is likely that the feeling is from the movement of gas in the intestine. Not easy to do, but it would be good to lose weight. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ejaculated inside of overweight (not obese) girl with pcos that was not on birth control. Few times. Doesn't have normal cycle. Chance of pregnancy? %%
Nobody knows, and...: It really doesn't matter if the statistical chance is 5% or 10% or 15% or 20%..., because the reality remains that she might get pregnant. If not wanting a baby and if this happened less than 3 days ago, one can talk with her about taking emergency contraception pill (s), but those may not work as well in an overweight girl. One can take her to her Ob-Gyn doctor for an IUD, which works pretty well. Read more