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What is a healthy amount of weight to gain in pregnancy?

What is a healthy amount of weight to gain in pregnancy?

Depends: I hate to give that anwer but it really does. It depends on your starting weight. If you are underweight, we want you to gain 40 -45 pounds. If you are of normal weight, 30-35 pounds. If you are overweight, less. Too much weight gain can have serious consequences including increased risk of cesarean delivery, diabetes and shoulder dystocia. ...Read more

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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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What is a healthy amount of weight to gain as I approach my pregnancy due date?

What is a healthy amount of weight to gain as I approach my pregnancy due date?

20-30# total: Most experts say 20-25 or 25-30 # is ideal weight gain for a woman of healthyl weight with a single fetus throughout the pregnancy. This weight includes the fetus, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, the increased maternal blood volume of breast enlargement and some increased body fat. Most of the weight gain in the last few weeks is baby weight of up to 1/2# per week plus some fluid retention. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...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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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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What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

Depends.: Depending on your pre-pregnancy weight for height, you may be best off not gaining any weight, or 10-40 lbs (more for twins). ...Read more

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What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

Many options: Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus. You can also take prenatal vitamins to supplement. Light, non-strenuous exercise is okay too, as long as you used to exercise before you became pregnant. ...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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