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Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

More obese populatio. In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected). Read more...

What's the difference between weight gain and pregnancy weight gain?

Growing fetus. Some weight gain in the context of pregnancy is expected and healthy. The growing baby along with bodily changes (increase in blood and fluids, placenta, etc) can account for healthy weight gain. However, pregnancy is not a free ticket to eating bad foods and eating should focus on providing you and the growing baby with proper nutrients not junk. You doctor should advise you on healthy gain. Read more...

Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Yes! For most people who are not overweight, it is a good goal to gain about 20-25 lbs throughout the course of a pregnancy. That being said, it is a goal and most of my patients gain 25-30 lbs, which is fantastic! for patients overweight, they shouldn't gain that much weight, nor should they try to lose weight while pregnant. Read more...

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

Weight gain. Eat well, no junk, and no more than 2200 calories and no more than 30 lbs in nine months. People eat too much of the wrong foods with little nutrition, that's why! Read more...
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...

How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

Usually none. Weight is usually the result of calories in (food) and calories out (activity). Pregnancy does not change that, though it may result in fluid retention which temporarily adds apparent weight gain. Read more...