Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Some expectant mothers view pregnancy as a time to eat more and not worry about weight. But experts say pregnant women should focus on what they eat, and how much.
The Weight-loss Information Network offers this advice:
Appropriate weight gain can help ensure that your baby is a healthy size at birth.
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases the mother's risk of high blood pressure and diabetes during and after pregnancy.
Excess weight may increase the chances of a difficult delivery, and the need for a cesarean section delivery.
Healthy weight during pregnancy may promote a healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby, and reduce the risk of the child being overweight later in life.
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