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No weight gain, pregnancy test said no. Periods for 6 months. Now no period but fell sick. Pregnant?

No weight gain, pregnancy test said no. Periods for 6 months. Now no period but fell sick. Pregnant?

Not pregnancy: Pregnancy tests are very accurate, and always positive for a viable pregnancy (they turn positive in less than 2 weeks after conception). There are many causes of missed periods other than pregnancy, which a gynecologist can help with if there is a concern. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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 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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What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

25 lbs: That's the standard quote. The recommendation may vary depending on your baseline wt. If your pre-pregnancy wt was over ideal wt. Then your dr may recommend less wt. Gain or even no wt. Gain. ...Read more

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How can I avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy?

How can I avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy?

Healthy diet: By watching you intake of starches and sweets and healthy lots of lean protein and veggies, you should do fine. Also, exercise isn't always contraindicated in pregnancy (except those on bedrest). There are pregnancy aerobics, pregnancy safe yoga and certainly walking is usually very safe (again if not on bedrest) ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Can you tell me healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: I presume you will see an obstetrician regularly during pregnancy and she/he will keep an eye on your weight through your pregnancy. If you are not doing that I strongly suggest you make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my weight gain during pregnancy?

What can I do to control my weight gain during pregnancy?

If this is a: Particular area of concern for you, you might wish to work with a nutritionist to ensure that you have a healthy weight gain during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: It depends a lot on your pre-pregnancy weight. The average recommended is 25 - 30 pounds. More if you start out underweight and less if you start our over weight. More importantly you need to gain it by eatting a well balanced healthy diet rich in nutrients. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Worried about my weight gain during pregnancy. If a bit chunky, how much should I gain?

Worried about my weight gain during pregnancy. If a bit chunky, how much should I gain?

Most GYN's say 25: Most ob's say 25 lbs max. That is a question you need to discuss directly with the doctor. Only he/she and you can make a specific plan that's bet for you and the baby. That is simply the best answer to your question. ...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?

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'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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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 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

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How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: Most doctors say that they would like to see about 25 pounds total weight gain, no matter what prepregnancy weight was. Others want to see less. ...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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Does the mothers weight gain throughout pregnancy affect the size of the fetus?

Does the mothers weight gain throughout pregnancy affect the size of the fetus?

Somewhat: Every baby's birthweight is a combination of genetic factors and environmental factors. Excessive or poor weight gain on mom's part is just one piece of the puzzle. ...Read more

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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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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

Stilllbirth: It is unlikely that stillbirth can be caused by the amount of weight which you have gained. Excessive weight gain, however, is related to diabetes of pregnancy. Undiagnosed diabetes can lead to elevated blood sugars which in turn can lead to stillbirth. ...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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Is there any relationship between maternal weight gain during pregnancy and gestation period/duration for singletons? For twins?

Not consistantly: Too little weight gain or excessive weight gain could be associated with indications for early delivery (iugr, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, ect). There is no specific concrete direct relationship between pregnancy duration and maternal weight gain. ...Read more

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When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

At the end: The vast majority of weight gain should occur at the end of the third trimester when patients are retaining fluid. Unfortunately, many gain lots of the weight in the beginning. You only need 300 calories more per day at the end of pregnancy. Eating for two is not a true statement. ...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


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