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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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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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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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How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

15 pounds: An average pregnancy weighs 20-25# at the end, so i reccomend 15-20# weight gain in obese women. ...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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How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

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

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What could happen if I lose too much weight?

What could happen if I lose too much weight?

Concerning: So hard to lose weight. If someone loses weight without any attempt, that could be serious: routine blood tests, thyroid problems. Infections, rule out tumor etc. ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

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

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How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

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 more

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I am underweight. Is it possible if I eat balanced diet or take too much calories but not gain weight due to genetics?

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

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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 can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

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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If you are in the normal weight range, how much is too much weight to gain in one month?

If you are in the normal weight range, how much is too much weight to gain in one month?

Over ten pounds: If you have put on more than ten pounds in one month then you need to reexamine your diet and exercise routine. See your doctor, make sure your blood pressure is ok. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight but i eat slowly. Is it true that this causes weight loss? If so how an i eat a little faster to gain weight?

Confusion: It is unlikely that you are eating so slowly as to be wasting away...However, it is true that if you scarf down your food you can eat well past when your body would have signaled you to stop due to satiety (=full), and put on weight. ...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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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

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

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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?

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?

Get checked: Before any dietary change is implemented you should be evaluated by your primary care doctor to ensure there is no underlying medical problem like thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Pregnancy weight gain problems. How come some get so huge when pregnant?

Pregnancy weight gain problems. How come some get so huge when pregnant?

Usually diet: Dietary mayhem is common today. It may be water retention or genuine obesity. The only way to go is to eat only "god made" food. Energy is required for both mother and fetus. Avoid sugar ih all its forms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight you gain from eating too much for three weeks?

Is it possible to lose weight you gain from eating too much for three weeks?

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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Overweight (Definition)

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