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Doctor insights on: Unrecognized Pregnancies In Overweight Women

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Do overweight women begin to show their baby bump in pregnancy sooner?

Do overweight women begin to show their baby bump in pregnancy sooner?

No: Overweight or obese women do not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as a woman of normal weight and therefore may not show ( baby bump) as soon. ...Read more

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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old, overweight female. I hae missed 3 cycles and I am displaying some pregnancy symptoms. Neg test but did blood. Am I pregnant?

I am a 27 year old, overweight female. I hae missed 3 cycles and I am displaying some pregnancy symptoms. Neg test but did blood. Am I pregnant?

Wait 4 blood result: Home pregnancy tests are quite good...But not 100%...Even blood test is not 100%. So, wait for the result and go from there....If it is negative, your doc may do more test such as an ultrasound etc... If it is positive...Congrats. ...Read more

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I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

No, not really b/c: There are other issues involved. If menses not regulated, not ovulating properly, making extra testosterone that converts to estrogen. The bleeding is likely gonna be worse on Progesterone only but you can do Medroxyprogesterone lat 10 days of the month if they don't come often. I will, at times give 7 days Progesterone to cause bleeding and clear uterus, the start the pill in cases like yours. ...Read more

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How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

No: Pregnancy is not the time to try to lose weight. It is challenging enough to maintain a healthy diet and exercise while pregnant. Depending on your starting weight, your doctor will reccomend an appropriate weight gain; anywhere from 10 - 35 lbs. ...Read more

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How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

How can I improve my outlook when it comes to feeling overweight and unattractive during pregnancy?

Lovely: I'm a man and i want to say that pregnancy is a beautiful & very brief moment in your life that will be over and gone forever before you know it and that pregnant women are especially attractive in a most special way. In another vein, tho you can't get skinny, you can feel fit: work out daily; join a pregnancy workout class and network with other moms-to-be. Buy some new, sweet, maternity clothes. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more