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Twin Babys 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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