Last Updated: March 29, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Carrie Noriega, MD. There are 12 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 1,, times. It can be the most awkward thing in the world to ask a woman if she is pregnant, especially if it turns out she is not. Whatever the reason, there are some common indications of pregnancy that can help you determine if she is pregnant before asking so that you can prevent this awkward moment from happening.
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What does your waistline say about your health? Find out why belly fat is more common after menopause, the danger it poses — and what to do about it. An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this can be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to shift to the abdomen. Yet an increase in belly fat does more than make it hard to zip up your jeans. Research shows that belly fat also carries serious health risks.
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If you already have a belly when you become pregnant, you may wonder if you will "pop" in the same way that more slender expectant women do—in other words, reach a point when you'll suddenly look pregnant rather than overweight. Whether this is a real concern of yours—because you want it to be clear you're pregnant, for example—or you're simply curious, the answer is: it's hard to say. Everyone is different and unless you've been pregnant before only time will tell how your body will change as your condition progresses. What's more, there are normal-weight women who wind up looking more as if they've put on extra pounds than that they're pregnant.
Getting your daily dose of essential nutrients is one of the best things you can do to support your growing baby and lower your risk of pregnancy complications including anemia, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Most pregnancy nutrition requirements are the same as they were pre-pregnancy, with a few minor tweaks. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, with 99 percent stored in the bones and teeth and fewer than 1 percent in the blood and other soft tissues.