Besides having more energy and feeling better, the right amount of pregnancy weight gain can benefit your baby too. Studies...
Besides having more energy and feeling better, the right amount of pregnancy weight gain can benefit your baby too. Studies show that when mamas gain more than what is recommended for their size, usually not more than 35 pounds, newborns can suffer. Extra weight gain correlates with low Apgar scores, infections, seizures, breathing issues, and higher than normal birth weight. Early in your pregnancy talk with your care provider about weight gain and then keep on on the topic. This is something you should be discussing at each prenatal appointment. If you notice a sudden weight increase let your care provider know - it could be an indication of a larger issue. If you're gaining steady, but still too much, see if your care provider can hook you up with a nutrition specialist, there may be foods you're munching that are adding to the problem, but you just don't know it.

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