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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

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

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What's the best way to lose pregnancy weight gain quickly?

What's the best way to lose pregnancy weight gain quickly?

Breastfeeding.: Simple, cost-effective and life-saving, breastfeeding can also help shed excess weight postpartum. ...Read more

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What's the difference between weight gain and pregnancy weight gain?

What's the difference between weight gain and pregnancy weight gain?

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

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Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

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

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Pregnancy weight gain problems. How come some get so huge when pregnant?

Pregnancy weight gain problems. How come some get so huge when pregnant?

Usually diet: Dietary mayhem is common today. It may be water retention or genuine obesity. The only way to go is to eat only "god made" food. Energy is required for both mother and fetus. Avoid sugar ih all its forms. ...Read more

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How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

Usually none: Weight is usually the result of calories in (food) and calories out (activity). Pregnancy does not change that, though it may result in fluid retention which temporarily adds apparent weight gain. ...Read more

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What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

Depends.: Depending on your pre-pregnancy weight for height, you may be best off not gaining any weight, or 10-40 lbs (more for twins). ...Read more

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My breasts are really hurting, just touching them hurts. What could this be? Pregnancy? Weight gain?

My breasts are really hurting, just touching them hurts. What could this be? Pregnancy? Weight gain?

Painful breasts: This may be due to your hormonal cycle. Other possibilities are ill fitting bra, obesity, early pregnancy ...Read more

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Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

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

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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?

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

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Can I take CB-1 weight gain pills during pregnancy? I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I rellay want to gain weight. ..!!!!!

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

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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

NO: Excessive weight gain is not what you would consider safe. See your obgyn for help in maintaining a healthy weight. ...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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How can I avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy?

How can I avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy?

Excessive wieght gai: Exercise and eat right. Eat a lot of high protein foods and eat smaller servings but eat more frequently if you need to. The key is be active and you will crave less food.. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more