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Weight gain between pregnancies ups risk of gestational diabetes

Gaining weight during pregnancy is a known risk factor for gestational diabetes. But a new study finds that women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop gestational diabetes during their next pregnancy. Gestational diabetes, … Continue reading

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Too little pregnancy weight gain is also unhealthy

Most women know that gaining too much weight during pregnancy is unhealthy for both mom and baby. But new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that gaining too little weight during pregnancy can also be harmful. … Continue reading

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Overweight moms increase epilepsy risk in children, study finds

Controlling weight before and during pregnancy plays a big role in the health of both the mother and the baby. A new study adds more evidence to that. The study finds that children are more likely to develop childhood epilepsy … Continue reading

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Weight gain after pregnancy may be due to being a busy mother

Having trouble losing that pregnancy weight? It might be due to the demands of being a new mother. A study published recently in the journal Women’s Health Issues found that, by one or two years after birth, women who had children … Continue reading

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Sleep’s role in pregnancy weight gain

It’s not just how much you eat that affects weight gain during pregnancy—how much you sleep can also be a factor. Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain in pregnant women, according … Continue reading

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Study finds many pregnant women gain too much weight

A large number of American mothers-to-be gain more weight than is good for them or their babies. That’s the finding of a recent study in which just 32 percent of pregnant women across the United States gained the recommended amount … Continue reading

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Watch your weight gain during pregnancy

Some pregnant women take the phrase “eating for two” too far, and it’s well known that gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to complications for both mother and baby. But a new study says that excess weight gain … Continue reading

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No need to ‘eat for two’

Pregnancy is no excuse for doubling down on the ice cream. Despite the familiar belief that moms-to-be must “eat for two,” a new study suggests that a mother’s digestive system in early pregnancy is designed to handle the growing baby … Continue reading

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Heavy mom could = heavy baby

Sure, it’s normal to gain some weight during pregnancy, but gaining too much or being overweight may put your child at increased risk for obesity, according to a new study published in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition. The study included … Continue reading

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Healthy weight helps make a healthy baby

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you want to be as healthy as possible. Not only will it help you, it will also have an impact on your baby. New research suggests that a mother’s weight before pregnancy may affect … Continue reading

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