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 »

On Your Feet All Day During Pregnancy

Is it safe to be on your feet all day during pregnancy? ... read more »

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

The first line of defense against varicose veins during pregnancy is to understand why these veins appear in the first place. While the weight on the legs certainly is a secondary reason, it is the weight of the uterus that plays a primary role in creating varicose veins. ... read more »

Weight Gain Recommendations - Based on Race?

Are weight gain recommendations during pregnancy based on race? ... read more »

Third Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

In the third trimester of the pregnancy, you and your baby are getting ready for the delivery, and you may notice some big changes. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Premature Birth

Is weight gain during pregnancy related to premature delivery? ... read more »

Overweight and Weight Loss During Pregnancy

When you are overweight you should not lose weight during pregnancy but rather gain less weight than woman with average weight. ... read more »

Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy

What should I do if I am gaining too much weight during pregnancy? ... read more »

Consequences of Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Possible consequences of excessive weight gain during pregnancy. ... read more »

What is it Like to be Pregnant with Twins?

For many women, having twins is either a prayer answered or the scariest thing on earth. As is the case with all pregnancies, being pregnant with twins can be easy or hard. It is often the unanswered questions that are hardest for women pregnant with twins. ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... read more »

What Can I Expect During My Pregnancy?

Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional. ... read more »

Questions About Weight Gain Answered

Many women have questions about weight gain like, 'How much should I gain?' and 'Can I lose weight?' These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below. ... read more »

How to Avoid Pregnancy Weight Gain – Excessive Weight Gain

The common misconception of 'eating for two' can lead a woman to excess weight gain. Pregnant women can easily avoid pregnancy weight gain in excess by choosing healthy foods that are good for baby and mom. ... read more »

Is it Okay to Diet During Pregnancy?

For some women, the worries about pregnancy weight may cause her to diet. It is unsafe to diet in pregnancy, though weight loss is not dangerous in some cases, as was once thought. ... read more »

Doctors Link Pregnancy and Weight Gain to Obese Children

We all have friends who think pregnancy is the time of life when they can eat what they want, when they want. Recent research notes that excessive weight gain during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of obesity in children. ... read more »

Weight Gain Guidelines Adjusted for Obese Patients

Women who enter pregnancy with a BMI in the obese range may have less weight to gain to stay within normal limits, according to a study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting in San Francisco. ... read more »

Losing The Baby Weight

No matter how much weight is gained or how healthy the woman has been eating, there will be at least a few pounds left over after the baby is born. ... read more »

Weight Gain

Pregnancy weight gain is a healthy part of fetal gestation. As the placenta forms, fluid is retained, blood volume increases, and the baby grows. With all of these changes, weight gain is expected. ... 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 »

Possible Culprit of Low Breast Milk Supply is Identified

New research is shedding light on why some breastfeeding women have alow milk supply. Insulin, the hormone that transports sugar from thebloodstream to the body's cells, may play an important role. ... read more »

Baby #2 Affected by Mom's Weight During First Pregnancy

A new study indicates that even Baby #2 is affected when mom carries too little or too much weight at the beginning of her first pregnancy. ... read more »

Cellulite Treatments During Pregnancy

Cellulite forms when fat cells collect under the skin causing a dimpling effect. The dimpling effect can leave the surface of the skin looking bumpy or lumpy, not an effect many women are comfortable with. ... read more »

Prognostic Factors for Low Birth Weight Repetition

Information collected by the Pelotas Birth Cohort was used in a recent study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The study reported prognostic factors doctors can look for in patients with prior low birth weight pregnancies. ... read more »

Preventing Long-Term Obesity Risk for Two Generations

Maternal diet and exercise patterns have a direct impact on gestational weight and long-term risk of obesity for mom and infant. Researchers gathered data from 19 studies pertaining to maternal diet. ... read more »

Tips for Eliminating Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain is extremely common during pregnancy, but there are ways to prevent the worst of the pain. Here are 6 tips to keep that back pain under control during pregnancy. ... read more »

Maternity Weight Influences Baby's Risk of Autism

A team of research psychiatrists at the University of Utah recently published the findings of a study comparing a woman's weight before and during pregnancy with the risk of her child being diagnosed in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ... read more »

When to Work Out While Pregnant

Most pregnant women are encouraged to exercise from pre-conception through labor, but there are some exceptions to the rule. ... read more »

Pregorexia: How Food Obsessions Rob Baby’s Health

Pregnancy can sometimes seem like a package deal: to get the baby, you've got to gain some weight. This reality can be a bitter pill to swallow for some women, especially those who've battled with excess weight at any time in life before becoming pregnant. ... read more »

Start Lifestyle Changes Early for Healthy Pregnancies

Exercise is a great way to stay healthy during pregnancy, but it may not help overweight women prevent gaining more than they should. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain Advice Missing for Overweight Women

Researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine have found a breakdown between physician and pregnant woman. According to researchers at the college, physicians rarely give overweight or obese women accurate advice about proper weight gain during pregnancy. ... read more »

Can Pregnant Women Prevent Leg Cramps?

Increased blood and fluid volume, changes in hormone levels, increased body weight and other changes can wreak havoc on the female body during pregnancy. One of the more common symptoms of pregnancy is leg cramps. ... read more »

Sweet Secrets for Sugar Cravings During Pregnancy

Have baked goods gone from just good to gotta-have during yourpregnancy? Has your pantry's cookie supply been slowly diminishing witheach trimester? ... read more »

Exercise Alone Does Not Control Pregnancy Weight Gain

Most women are healthy enough during pregnancy to start a light exercise program or maintain an exercise program they followed before becoming pregnant, but researchers note that exercise is not enough to control excessive weight gain during pregnancy. ... read more »

Jessica Simpson Takes Post-Baby Weight Loss Slowly

Jessica Simpson spoke candidly about pregnancy - and especially aboutgetting back into shape afterward - with ABC News in an exclusiveinterview aired in October 2013. Simpson's second child, a son she named Ace Knute, was born in June. ... read more »

Weight Gain in Early Pregnancy May Affect Offspring Risk of Obesity

According to research completed by Margie Davenport and associates at the University of Alberta warns there may be a connection between excessive weight gain in early pregnancy and offspring obesity. ... read more »

No Benefit From Weight and Dietary Changes for Preterm Labor

Patients with a history of preterm labor and delivery do not benefit from controlled weight gain and dietary changes, according to research completed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. ... read more »

An Ideal Pregnancy Weight Can Reduce Risk of Preterm Delivery

There is an 8-week window of opportunity during the second trimester to achieve ideal pregnancy weight and reduce the risk of preterm delivery. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Kidney Disease in Offspring

The work of a team of researchers revealed a link between the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and certain maternal conditions experienced before or during pregnancy. ... read more »

Antenatal Education and Childhood Obesity Intervention

Researchers in Finland recently published a study in the journal BMC Pediatrics suggesting antenatal interventions can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and thus potentially reduce obesity risk in certain pregnant patients. ... read more »

Weight Gain During Pregnancy and Risk for Infant Mortality

Babies born to women who do not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at a greater risk for dying before their first birthday, according to a new study. ... read more »

Study: Pregnant Women Fail to Meet Recommendations for Healthy Pregnancy

According to a new study published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, pregnant women are not meeting recommendations for healthy pregnancy nutrition and activity. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain and Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk of excessive pregnancy weight gain, increased fetal weight and difficulty losing weight after delivery. ... 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 »

Nutritious Fats in Mom's Diet May Minimize Autism Risk

Recent study findings published in the June 27 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, however, suggests a modest intake of certain "healthy" fats may be beneficial to the baby's brain development during the last stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

Eating for Two in Pregnancy? Don't. Nature's Got That Covered

One pregnancy myth - the need to eat for two- has recently been debunked in a scientific study that reveals Mother Nature already has pregnancy nutrition covered. ... read more »

Depression During Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes Risk

A recent British study revealed a strong link between depression and inactivity during pregnancy and the tendency to gain excess pregnancy pounds and develop gestational diabetes. ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition: Q & A for All Pregnant Women

Nutrition is one of the most important ways to prevent pregnancy complications (both fetal and maternal). The foods pregnant women eat set the stage for growth and development during pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain May Affect Baby's Future Weight

A mother's weight gain during pregnancy can affect her daughter's obesity rate even decades later. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Weight Changes During Pregnancy

There are general guidelines for proper weight gain during pregnancy and these are used for more than just guiding mom during her prenatal visits. ... read more »

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