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Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

No (not really): Weight gain does not give you, or anyone else PCOS, but it may worsen the condition if you have it. PCOS is an inherited metabolic disorder that can be modified (worse/better) by lifestyle including weight. If you don't have PCOS you can't give it to yourself, likewise if you have it it can't be "cured," but can be improved. good wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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How to prevent extra weight gain during pregnancy? Is it safe to exercise or walk? I had c-section during first baby, this is my second baby

How to prevent extra weight gain during pregnancy? Is it safe to exercise or walk? I had c-section during first baby, this is my second baby

Pregnancy Questions: Of course it is safe to walk or participate in moderate exercise. I would bet there would be a whole section about this in your prenatal book that you are reading. Every pregnant women should have such a guide book for the times they wonder about all of life's various issues during pregnancy. I know every OB i know recommends this for their patients. ...Read more

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Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake

Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake

Safe with pregnancy: Whey protein comes from milk based products. It is completely safe during pregnancy when used in conjunction with resistance based training it will help increase lean body mass. If not used in conjunction with exercise program, if you are otherwise eating a well balanced diet, not much benefit to supplementation with whey protein. ...Read more

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Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: On how you do it. If your diet is good you do not need to worry about weight. On no account should you use a pill! ...Read more

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How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

25-35 lbs: If u gain less as long as the baby is growing normally that is fine, if u gain more - that can lead to macrosomia so harder to push out and more chance of a c- section, diabetes, elevated BP and harder to lose after. ...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

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What is normal weight gain during pregnancy if overweight?

What is normal weight gain during pregnancy if overweight?

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

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Need some advice. I'm confused about weight gain during pregnancy?

Need some advice. I'm confused about weight gain during pregnancy?

Depend on weightnow: The recommendation depends on your pre-pregancy weight and if you are pregnant with one or more babies. the weight recommendation for a women of normal body weight is 25-35 pounds, more for underweight women, and less for overweight. ...Read more

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What is the average weight gain during pregnancy if allowed to eat anything?

What is the average weight gain during pregnancy if allowed to eat anything?

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

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