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Pregnancy Weight Gain

Your Post-Pregnancy Shape Is Nobody's Business | MD for Moms

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

Our culture's acceptance and encouragement of 'getting your prebaby body back' has led to a ritualistic dialogue that, when lacking, can leave a woman questioning herself. And how should a woman feel if people do not comment in a positive way about her figure?

How to Eat When You're Pregnant

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

A common question among new mothers is how much food they should be consuming. I wish I could say that daily ice cream with a side of pickles (I'm being stereotypical, I know) is necessary, but sadly, not so much.

The Pregnancy Sandwiches

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Lisa Page Rosenberg

After reading the plus sign on the home test, I waited 15 seconds and called Jeff at work on his cell phone. He answered from the lunch line where he was buying a chopped salad. I screamed, "Oh my God! We're pregnant!" It was not romantic, but it was effective.

Why Moms Expecting Twins Need To Gain Enough Weight

Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/30/2014 02:27 PM EDT on LiveScience CHICAGO — For women pregnant with twins, not gaining e...

Amount Of Weight Gained During Pregnancy May Effect Child's Metabolism

Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/14/2014 10:01 AM EDT on LiveScience Women who gain either more or less weight than recommende...

How to Cope When You Don't Fit into Pre-Pregnancy Jeans

Maia James | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Maia James

In any event, it was great to fit into a pair of pants that donʼt look like my grandmother should be wearing them. Until I saw my husband wearing them.

Since When Did Pregnancy Become a Competitive Sport?

Katie Morford | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

New moms have enough on their plates without the added pressure to be supermodel-slim straight out of the delivery room.

Bouncing Forward: The Post-Natal Recovery Experience Of A Fitness Expert

Lauren Boggi | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Boggi

It took me almost 365 days to just feel "normal," or, better yet, stable mentally and physically. Almost another year later and I'm finally feeling strong, lithe and sexy again -- in a whole new way, much different than before my pregnancy.

5 Things Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

Today's post is about what not to say to a pregnant woman. The first three are from personal experience. The next two are questions that you need to just trust me on -- don't ask.

Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

I need to get my body back from all of these other people and their opinions about what exactly it should be doing and how it should be looking at any given moment. It is mine, and we are on an adventure.

WATCH: Beyoncé Gained How Much Baby Weight?

Posted 03.14.2013 | Black Voices

"Talking about weight can be a very touchy subject for women," according to Shape magazine editor-in-chief, Tara Kraft (and, well, millions of other m...

The Realistic Skinny on Moms, Pregnancy and Weight Gain

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There's a harmful health issue that our nation needs to let go of: Idolizing stars who appear to shed every ounce of pregnancy weight gain immediately after giving birth, while ignoring most real women's struggles with pre- and postpartum pounds.

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

I've been pregnant for thirty of the past fifty-seven months, or approximately 53% of the time. If I were a baseball player, my batting average would shatter all records and clearly make me MVP.

Step Away From The Pregnant Lady

Devon Corneal | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

In a world where it is considered ill-mannered to discuss a woman's weight, what I am about to say may shock you. I'm a little shocked that I'm writing it. I weighed 210 pounds when my son was born.

Belly Etiquette: To Touch or Not to Touch?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.17.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Just because a woman chooses to reveal or emphasize her pregnancy doesn't mean she wants strangers, or even friends, to touch her belly or comment in certain ways on the fact that she's expecting.

How To Stave Off Extra Pounds At Every Life Stage | Maridel Reyes | Posted 10.28.2011 | Healthy Living

It's true that there are certain times in your life (after getting married, post-kids, during perimenopause) when extra poundage seems to appear out o...

The Dangers Of Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Recent research shows that women who gain too much weight during pregnancy -- especially early in the pregnancy -- may expose their infants to a whole different set of health risks.

How Much Weight Gain Is Healthy During Pregnancy?

Yvonne Thornton, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yvonne Thornton, M.D.

The take-home message for obese pregnant women is that they should be eating twice as well, not twice as much.

How to Get Thin in One Simple Step!

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Ultimately, the yoga helped me to become "mindful" enough to accept that I wasn't really happy with my weight gain and that I could lose the weight if I really wanted to do so.

Awkward Situations, Antidepressants, And Eating For Two

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Dear Doc, I got some sort of ruthless feedback from an exasperated friend. She said I always ask questions that "corner" people, and don't "give them...