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What will happen if I gain too much weight in pregnancy?

What will happen if I gain too much weight in pregnancy?

Risk: It could put you at higher risk for gestational diabetes and hypertension. Please consult your ob. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 can I make sure not to gain too much weight in pregnancy?

How can I make sure not to gain too much weight in pregnancy?

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 more

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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

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 more

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy weight gain: The general recommendation for weight gain during pregnancy ranges from 25 to 35 pounds. However, it is acceptable for underweight women to gain more and for overweight women to gain less. A well balanced diet with about 2200 to 2900 calories each day - depending on the weight of the woman - is the appropriate caloric intake for most pregnant women. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

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

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How much weight is too much to gain in pregnancy?

How much weight is too much to gain in pregnancy?

40lb: Answer can vary according to your base weight. Most pts who gain more than 40 lbs may have issues in preg and they usually will not get their orig. Metabolic rate back. ...Read more

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How much weight do you gain at 2 weeks of pregnancy?

How much weight do you gain at 2 weeks of pregnancy?

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

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What will happen if I don't gain enough weight in pregnancy?

What will happen if I don't gain enough weight in pregnancy?

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 more

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Can you tell me how much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

Avg wt gain 25-35 po: Pounds no more than 35 and if u gain less than 25 but the baby is growing fine that is not a concern and very heavy people may not gain much at all. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how much weight I should gain during pregnancy?

2009 IOM guidelines: Here are the 2009 institute of medicine guidelines for pregnancy weight gain, based on a woman's bmi (body mass index) before becoming pregnant with one baby: underweight: gain 28-40 pounds normal weight: gain 25-35 pounds overweight: gain 15-25 pounds obese: gain 11-20 pounds. ...Read more

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Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

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

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Does how much weight you gain during pregnancy affect how big your baby is ?

Does how much weight you gain during pregnancy affect how big your baby is ?

It can.: Healthy weight gain in pregnancy is 25-30 pounds. This weight includes baby weight, placenta, amniotic fluid and uterine enlargement. Moms gain additional body and breast weight as well. Healthy weight gain doesn't make a baby bigger. However, obesity & excess body weight gain can cause gestational diabetes. Untreated gestational diabetes can cause excessive and unhealthy fetal weight gain. ...Read more

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How can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

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

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How much weight in pounds should you normally gain by 22 weeks of pregnancy?

How much weight in pounds should you normally gain by 22 weeks of pregnancy?

Depends: The recommended weight gain depends in large part on your pre-pregnancy weight. Less weight is recommended if you were obese prior to pregnancy. Overall an average of 25-30 pounds is recommended for the whole pregnancy. Remember the baby gains most of its weight in the last 6 weeks or so. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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When do you start gaining weight with pregnancy commonly and how much, how fast?

When do you start gaining weight with pregnancy commonly and how much, how fast?

Slow weight gain : Initially not much weight gain in first trimester, but it rapidly increases in second and third trimester. About 2-3 lbs in 1st trimester, 10-15 lbs in 2nd and 12-25 lbs in 3rd trimester. ...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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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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