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Twins 2nd Trimester No Weight Gain
Your OB can answer: Please consult your obstetrician. There are a variety of important parameters that your obstetrician will use to guide you. ...Read more
What are the long term consequences of putting my twins on feeding tubes? They are 3.25 and 2.95 kg at 1 mo adjusted age; weight gain of 17-21 g/day.
They gaining weight: Pretty well- 2/3 oz. -1 oz./day is the target. Just make sure they're doing at least non-nutritive sucking on a nipple (yours or a nursery-made pacifier) so they don't develop an oral aversion. Your twins will be referred to the state's early intervention program to monitor their development. Fyi, dr. Monica suchoff is an excellent board-certified developmental/behavioral pediatrician in el paso. ...Read more
Very little: Weight gain in pregnancy will vary from person to person. I encourage people to be healthy instead of focusing on weight gain. You only need 300 extra calories per day during pregnancy and this is in the third trimester. In the first trimester when the baby is less than two inches long you should be gaining very little. ...Read more
Twin Pregnancies: The twin miscarriage rate is 17-20% overall, but does become less frequent later in pregnancy. Nevertheless, as you already know, twin pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy, and should be under the close care of your OB provider. ...Read more
I have a question about second trimester ultrasound results for my fraternal twins. US was at 23 weeks. Everything looked structurally sound, brain, heart, kidneys, and bowel looked good. Only concern was short humerus and femur. Doc said this increased t
Ultrasound: Even though we did not get the complete result of your twins ultrasound, it is best to rely on your treating physician for information concerning it. If you need a second opinion (especially for twins) I suggest you take the Ultrasound images, which you can check out from the facility which did the ultrasound, and see a Maternal Fetal Specialist. They are the experts in this field. ...Read more
In my first trimester I quickly gained 20lbs but now I'm in my second trimester and haven't gained anymore weight. Is this bad?
20-25lbs is normal:
Depends on how much you've gained so far and how much you weigh. The 20lbs is pretty good. Normal to not gain much in the 2nd, I'm sure you'll gain some again in the 3rd.
I wouldn't be too concerned based on this alone. ...Read more
Focus on diet: I don't set any specific weight targets for my patients. Focus on eating a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, hearty complex unprocessed carbohydrates, etc. If you have access to food, then eat healthy. Expect that you will likely gain more weight with twins than with one, but I don't think you should focus on the pounds. Focus on your nutrition instead. ...Read more
In third trimester, gained 31 lbs so far, is this weight gain too much during pregnancy? I have 3 more months to go and more weight to gain, should I eat less? 115lbs 5'4" before pregnant.
Is there any relationship between maternal weight gain during pregnancy and gestation period/duration for singletons? For twins?
I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?
Absolutely. Those with a pre-pregnancy BMI under 18.5 should gain 28–40 pounds. Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5–24.9) should aim for 25–35. Overweight women (BMI, 25–29.9) should aim for 15–25. Obese women (BMI, 30 or more) should gain only 11–20. Govern a starting BMI of 17.2 I would expect you to gain 40 pounds.
I have puffy ankles and rapid weight gain with Novolin (insulin) H, while taking Metformin. Is it possible to take only Novolin (insulin) R with the Metformin?
Weigh gain: Hi. Yes, it's certainly possible to use just R with metformin. Insulin is strongly associated with weight gain. Type 2 drugs that are NOT associated with weight gain, and are actually associated with weight loss include the GLP-1 agonist drugs (Victoza (liraglutide) & Byetta) and the SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs (Invokana & Farxiga). Metformin & the DPP-4 inhibitors are weight neutral. Good luck! ...Read more
Dr. Can do check-up: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more
Increase your cardio: Stop sodas, sugar, and lower your carbohydrate intake. Increase your cardiovascular exercise. Also increase your protein in your diet. As you increase your exercise you may need to eat more lean proteins, meat, eggs, fish will help. For more information see www. Weighstation. Net follow the newsletters with some helpful suggestions. ...Read more
Remember: First you have to figure why your weight is suboptimal. The key to treat an issue like this - really any issue in life- is to first figure out the root cause. It allows for more guided, specific treatments. ...Read more
Depends: Any calorie intake in excess of what you burn off daily will help you add weight. Ensure or Pediasure are balanced supplements that can do this. However, simply eating more can just add fat, not lean muscle which is what most would prefer, An exercise routine with mixed cardio and resistance exercise can enable muscle growth. ...Read more
The following cause or are associated with Weight gain:: Acanthosis nigricans, Adrenal suppression, Alcoholic liver disease, Hypopituitarism, Nonfunctional pituitary adenoma, Silent thyroiditis, Sleep apnea, Steroid use, Underactive thyroid, Preeclampsia, False pregnancy, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more
Go see ur Dr and get: Evaluated. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/weight_gain/symptoms. Htm. ...Read more
No.: Metabolism does slow with age, but as always, weight control is a simple matter of balancing caloric intake with calories burned. Put less gas in the tank, or drive farther... ...Read more
Need more info: How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Why do you want to gain weight? Have you been evaluated to exclude a disease process that may be causing weight loss? If you are otherwise healthy, leave your weight alone. ...Read more
Low testosterone: Hypogonadism (low testosterone aka low T) is a constellation of symptoms (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/symptoms/con-20014235), including weight loss issues - inability to lose weight or gain muscle; depression, loss of libido etc. You really need two morning lab results below lower limit of normal to make diagnosis. Find cause before starting treatment ...Read more
Lifestyle mod.: You need lifestyle and behavior modification through a safe, structured, physician-supervised, web-enabled weight management program. See the "patient demo" on www. Mcihealthweb. Com on your web browser. Call the toll-free number to have us send your doctor his/her passcode. ...Read more
See a doctor: You should see your doctor soon if you are gaining weight rapidly. You need to be evaluated and treated for any possible endocrine conditions or other diseases that could cause the weight gain. Sometimes meds and other illnesses can cause fluid retention. If you are female, you should get a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Many need more info: Need more info such as time frame, other symptoms, eating habits, etc. ...Read more