Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator Week By Week

Track your weight with the babyMed Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator. Target your individual recommended pregnancy weight gain based on your height and weight before pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Change Calculator

The babyMed weight change calculator will calculate your weight and BMI during pregnancy. It can also predict what your weight may be at the end of the pregnancy. ... read more »

Women's Perspectives: Obesity Education During Pregnancy

The impact of obesity on pregnancy outcome is widely researched. International guidelines for assessing maternal weight and providing healthy weight gain/loss support have been developed to help women achieve a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Musculoskeletal Body Changes During Pregnancy

The musculoskeletal system endures a lot of changes during pregnancy and there is an increased strain on the muscles and ligaments supporting the vertebral column. ... read more »

Clothing and Fetal Safety

Finding the right pregnancy clothes can be a difficult task, especially when you'll need exercise clothes, business clothes, dress clothes, and don't forget jackets and coats! ... read more »

What Are the Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines?

When a woman finds out she is pregnant she may start to wonder how much pregnancy weight gain she will need to deal with throughout the 40 week journey to motherhood. ... read more »

Maternal Weight Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Women who are overweight and obese during pregnancy are more apt to need advanced medical care, according to a research study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Guide

Weight gain during pregnancy is a top concern, not only for how you will look and feel but also because it can be a determining factor in a healthy and happy pregnancy. Being overweight or underweight during pregnancy can both have adverse effects. ... read more »

Diet Pills During Pregnancy

Diet pills typically contain stimulants in order to achieve higher calorie burns. Diet pills are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not safe for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Common Postpartum Problems: Losing Pregnancy Weight

If you've gained upwards of 20 pounds or more during your pregnancy,don't fret. Most women lose half of that by the six-week mark withouteven trying. And if you follow a healthy lifestyle, the rest will comeoff as well. ... read more »

Mom’s Excess Pounds Put Baby at Risk of Asphyxia at Birth

A recent study of almost 2 million births found a strong link between a mother’s weight at delivery and the health of her newborn. ... read more »

Adiponectin May Affect Risk of Gestational Diabetes

The protein hormone adiponectin may be partially responsible for increased risk of gestational diabetes in overweight and obese pregnant women. ... read more »

How Your Weight Might affect Your Baby’s Apgar Score

Doctors are aware of many of the conditions and actions that could cause pregnancy complications. For example, gestational diabetes can cause macrosomia, and many mothers with the condition need a cesarean section. ... read more »

Guidelines for Weight Gain During Pregnancy

New guidelines from the Institute of Medicine about weight gain during pregnancy steer clinicians and women to more moderate weight gain goals during pregnancy for women who are obese. ... read more »

Snoring

During pregnancy, women tend to experience nasal congestion and stuffiness that can increase the chances of snoring and sleep apnea. Weight gain, especially excess weight gain, can also attribute to an increase in snoring. ... read more »

Mom’s Weight May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease

A report given at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Science Exposition held by the American Society of Nephrology reveals that maternal weight and health conditions ... read more »

Appetite, Increased

During pregnancy time, a woman's body will need additional calories, not just to help the baby grow, but to keep her healthy as well. As caloric needs increase, hunger may increase as well. ... read more »