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What Will Happen If I Gain Too Much Weight In Pregnancy
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
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
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 3 more doctor answers
Depends: The recommended weight gain for pregnancy will vary depending on your prepregnancy weight. The general range is 25 to 35 pounds. For underweight women add 10 to 15 pounds and for overweight women subtract 10 to 15 pounds. The expected weight gain for a twin pregnancy will be 10 to 15 pounds greater across the ranges noted. ...Read more
Most Wt Gain is H2O: Where starting & goals? ??muscle/fat/brain? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating/digesting & routinely guessed at for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more
Depends: Keeping weight gain undercontrol in an obese woman is safe when done properly and in the long run makes the pregnancy much safer for her and the baby. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low fat, hearty, unprocessed carbohyrdrates, etc. Frankly you can do weight watchers while pregnant. It is a sound, sensible way of eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am underweight. Is it possible if I eat balanced diet or take too much calories but not gain weight due to genetics?
Metabolism helps to: determine our weight, i.e., what we burn off and what turns into fat or muscle. What we eat is a major factor also. Yes, you can eat a lot and not gain weight. As long as your doc says you are healthy, no need to worry. Peace and good health. Focus on having good health. ...Read more
You have to gain : Weight while you are pregnant. The idea is not to gain too much more than the recommended by following good eating habits. Baby: 7-8 pounds placenta: 1-2 pounds amniotic fluid: 2 pounds uterus: 2 pounds maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds maternal blood : 4 pounds fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds. ...Read more
What did your OB say: That is sometihng i always discuss with my pts , the avreage is 25-35 lbs but if you gain less and the baby is growing that is fine, the m, ore you gain, the bigger the baby could get , also more cahnce for gestational diabetes, and elevated BP and more to loose after which may not be easy. ...Read more
Depends: Depends what you eat. Nuts are high in calories and if you eat plenty of them you may not lose weight. But raw foodists, along with vegans, need to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, most of which are found naturally in animal products. ...Read more
I have very fast metabolism and would like to gain weight. No matter how much I eat, I don't gain any weight. How can I change this?
Yes: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
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