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Doctor insights on: What Causes Weight Loss During Pregnancy

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can you tell me for the women that got really large during pregnancy, how to lose weight?

Can you tell me for the women that got really large during pregnancy, how to lose weight?

Same way as anybody: else. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not common : A certain amount of weight gain in pregnancy is important for a healthy pregnancy. How much weight gain in pregnancy depends on pre-pregnancy weight. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight during pregnancy without exercising and not know your pregnant?

Can you lose weight during pregnancy without exercising and not know your pregnant?

In early pregnancy: It is not unusual to lose weight in the first 3 months of pregnancy due to eating less if you have morning sickness, and obviously many women don't know they are pregnant until they miss a period and take a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are cheap, accurate and widely available so time to stop wondering and take a test! ...Read more

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How can you safely lose weight during pregnancy?

How can you safely lose weight during pregnancy?

OH my!: This is not the right time to be trying to lose weight. Eat healthfully during pregnancy and be physically active. Worry, about actively losing weight after the birth of your child. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Not sure if or how to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not sure if or how to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not good timing.: Although some women do lose weight during pregnancy it is usually not intentional. This is a time when your body and your fetus need nutrients. Most women gain weight during pregnancy & that is quite normal. This would not be the best time to deliberately lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to lose weight during pregnancy if I was overweight before I was pregnant?

Is it normal for me to lose weight during pregnancy if I was overweight before I was pregnant?

CanHappen,GetChecked: Especially during 1st tri. Could be you are unable to keep food down due to nausea. Also, your body is supporting growth of a baby, which requires more energy than u commonly use, resulting in weight loss. Also, HCG (pregnancy hormone) can cause some weight loss. So long as the baby is growing/gaining weight & you are healthy should be ok. Most important: check w OB about health of you & baby. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight during pregnancy? But also gain weight or I guess in general stay healthy & fit with out hurting the baby?

What can I do to lose weight during pregnancy? But also gain weight or I guess in general stay healthy & fit with out hurting the baby?

Weight gain in preg: You should never try to lose weight in pregnancy. If you start out at a normal weight, you should gain 25-30 lbs. if you are underweight, you should aim for 30-33 lbs. Overweight women should still see a positive weight gain of 20-22 lbs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

Yes: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the weight gain or loss is less important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle.You should not specifically diet or calorie restrict during pregnancy. You only need about 300 calories more per day during the third trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more