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Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Most doctors recommend a weight gain of anywhere between 25 and 30 pounds for a healthy pregnancy. However, some gain a bit more and some may even gain a bit less yet still have a healthy baby and a healthy body afterward. Typically you should gain about 3.5 to 4 pounds during the first trimester, about 12 to 15 pounds during the middle trimester and about 8 to 10 pounds in the last trimester for a total of about 30 pounds or so. You’re probably asking yourself, how much weight should I gain during pregnancy? However, many women actually lose weight during the first trimester due to morning sickness. This is actually normal and nothing to be concerned about so long as your weight gain picks up afterward and the baby is making normal ...
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Plus Size Pregnancy

Many, many plus-sized women get pregnant every year. The vast majority have healthy pregnancies and give birth to a healthy baby. Even so, if you are plus-sized you do have higher risk factors than someone who is of normal weight and size. If you are overweight or if your body mass index is 25 or greater, your risk for certain pregnancy complications is higher. Gestational diabetes and peeclampsia are both more common in overweight women than they are in women who are at a lower weight. Both of these complications can be dangerous for your baby and for yourself as well. It is now known why being overweight can affect a pregnancy in this way, however, it is something to be aware of. Most women, including overweight women never have a problem ...
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