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The Secrets to a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

The moment you announce you're pregnant, people start giving you food to eat and a chair to sit in. You have an excuse to bulk up! But capping weight gain at 35 pounds (25 if you start out overweight) is best for you and your child: A baby born to a woman who gains too much is 48 percent more likely to be overweight by age 7, says an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study. Need inspiration? Read these stories from real moms!
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"If you were a runner before you were pregnant, it's okay to still run. In fact, during my first pregnancy, I ran until I was 32 weeks along. However, jogging can be pretty darn uncomfortable because you have all this pressure on your bladder and you have to pee all the time. Remember that you can get the same benefits from walking briskly as from running slowly. My advice is just to do what feels comfortable to you."

Yvonne Bohn, M.D., OB-gyn featured on Deliver Me on Discovery Health; Mother of Ryan, 6, and Kyle, 14 months