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Pregnancy Weight Gain Week By Week
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
More obese populatio: In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected). ...Read more
Growing fetus: Some weight gain in the context of pregnancy is expected and healthy. The growing baby along with bodily changes (increase in blood and fluids, placenta, etc) can account for healthy weight gain. However, pregnancy is not a free ticket to eating bad foods and eating should focus on providing you and the growing baby with proper nutrients not junk. You doctor should advise you on healthy gain. ...Read more
Yes!: For most people who are not overweight, it is a good goal to gain about 20-25 lbs throughout the course of a pregnancy. That being said, it is a goal and most of my patients gain 25-30 lbs, which is fantastic! For patients overweight, they shouldn't gain that much weight, nor should they try to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more
20-25: At 5' 1 " and 100 pound you are at a very healthy weight. You could easily gain 20-25 pounds, and do very well. ...Read more
My breasts are really hurting, just touching them hurts. What could this be? Pregnancy? Weight gain?
Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?
Easy: Stop all forms of sugar, sweets, soft drinks, especially "diet"drinks. Eat natural "god made" food and drink only pure water. Obesity in america is in pandemic form because of our appaliing diet. Unfortunately, the food that we need for health is expensive, but it satisfies without "feeling full". ...Read more
Besides the obvious (pregnancy, weight gain, and birth control pills) what else can you do to help your breasts grow?
THIS IS: A genetically pre determined trait, so not much you can do other than implants/lift. ...Read more
What are the top bad side effects of the mirena? I fear blood clots, pregnancy, weight gain and hair loss most. With the copper t, I fear the cramps
Week 10 weight gain: Weight gain can occur at "week ten" of pregnancy. If nausea is not a symptom, the appetite is definitely increased and extra calories accumulate weight. Often there is water retention, which can also make weight increase. See your OB provider to make sure this is normal. ...Read more
I'm 7 weeks along with my 3rd pregnancy. I am so hungry all the time and worried about weight gain. Any suggestions? Is this normal?
Weight gain: I would stick to the three square meals and healthy snacks. In the first trimester, a woman only needs about 200 extra calories above normal which amounts to about half a chicken breast. Pregnancy is not a time to eat excessively! A woman starting out at normal weight should gain 25-30 lbs. If underweight, 30-35 lbs and overweight 20-22 lbs. ...Read more
Can I take CB-1 weight gain pills during pregnancy? I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I rellay want to gain weight. ..!!!!!
Unwise: Simply because something is "natural" and "safe" does not mean it is either one during pregnancy. The various ingredients in CB-1 are for the most part untested in pregnancy (as most things are) so the cautious approach is to not take any chances and avoid it. Pregnancy does change your metabolism and if you are consuming enough calories you should gain weight without resorting to supplements.. ...Read more
Depends: On how much you weigh, 25-30 would be average but some of my obese pts sometimes do not gain much at all 10-15 lbs which is fine as long as the baby is growing. ...Read more
Balanced diet: Imagine your blood stream as the "cafeteria line" for your unborn fetus and how critical it is that the nutrients for growth be present when needed. The acog. Org website (or your ob);has a pamphlet and information about how much to eat during pregnancy and composiiton of the diet.. ...Read more
Depends upon you BMI: You acceptable and healthy weight gain during pregnancy is determined by your body mass index (bmi) at the start of your pregnancy. It may be as little as 15 pounds if you are very overweightt or as high as 30 pounds if your bmi is more in the normal range. Ask you OB for specifics. ...Read more
At the end: The vast majority of weight gain should occur at the end of the third trimester when patients are retaining fluid. Unfortunately, many gain lots of the weight in the beginning. You only need 300 calories more per day at the end of pregnancy. Eating for two is not a true statement. ...Read more