Q&A: How Much Weight is Too Much?

Trying to find a healthy balance between gaining the right amount of weight or too much weight during your pregnancy can be tricky. Here's why.

Q. Is it really that bad to gain more weight than my doctor recommends?

A. Yes. Weight gained over and above the recommended levels is not healthy. It actually increases your risk of complications. For instance, women who gain too much weight during pregnancy are more likely to have gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related high blood pressure, which can hamper your health and promote premature delivery.


Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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