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What Will Happen If I Gain Too Much Weight In Pregnancy
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
Keep track.: Weigh yourself weekly and aim to gain 1/2 to 1 pound per week. The doctor weighs you at each visit, but we sometimes see patients gain 12-15 pounds in a month and not realize it. If your weight is going up too fast, keep a food diary. That helps control portions as well as ensure you are choosing only the healthiest foods for yourself and your baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am planning to get pregnant soon but problem is i had a tummy tuck 2 years ago i wanted to know if its harmful to the baby if i was to wear a girdle most of my pregnancy? I know it sounds vain but im scared to gain too much weight and let my stomach str
Ask Obgyn: Best to run this question by your ob/gyn. Personally, I do not think that the use of a girdle will necessarily prevent you from “gaining too much weight” during pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy weight, under the supervision of your ob/gyn, will be important for many reasons ( including minimizing the chances that additional surgery will be necessary after delivery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Average is 25-35 lbs: But if you gain less and your baby is growing normally that is fine, i never worry about low weight gain in my pts., as long as the baby is growing normally. Many pts have trouble with too much wt gain. And at your age do not go past your due date, new studies show ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. Too many things can happen that could have been avoided when u go past your due date! ...Read more
2 to 2.5 lbs /.month: 25 to 30 lbs for full term. ...Read more
Depends: Every woman is different, and the amount of predicted weight gain varies with the pre-pregnancy height and weight. For example, if the pre-pregnancy weight is 120 lbs at a height of 5 ft 3 in, you can predict a weight gain of 1/4 to 1/2 lb at 2 weeks. Check with your clinician for a pregnancy weight gain calculator. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Baby may suffer: Recommended wt gain depends on base weight before preg. Too little gain may effect babies growth and nutrition. If your nutrition is compromised resulting in too little gain, you may suffer in child birth. Excess tearing or lacerations have been noted with poor nutrition esp. Low protein intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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