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Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles Risk of Having A Heavy Baby

A study by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research of more than 40,000 women and their babies found that women who gained more than 40 pounds during their pregnancies were nearly twice as likely to have a heavy baby. Published in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study found that more than one in five women gains excessive weight during pregnancy, doubling her chances of having a baby that weighs 9 pounds or more.
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Bigger, Fatter Babies Born As A Result Of Excess Weight Gain In Early In Pregnancy

Health : Medical News Today (last year)

Moms-to-be who gain too much weight early into their pregnancy are nearly three times as likely to give birth to bigger and fatter babies, warns a University of Alberta researcher. A study of 172 expectant mothers found that women w... Read Post

Vital Signs: Risks: Extra Pregnancy Weight Tied to Big Baby

Health : NYT: Health (6 years ago)

Pregnant women who gain more than 40 pounds are about twice as likely to give birth to a heavy baby as those who gain less, new research suggests.... Read Post

Obese Women Who Gain More Than 15 Pounds In Pregnancy Retain Nearly Half The Weight A Year Later

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Obese women who gain more than the recommended amount during pregnancy are much more likely to retain a portion of that weight one year after they give birth, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the November issue of... Read Post


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