Pregnancy Weight

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, women who gain more than 40 pounds during pregnancy have nearly twice the risk of delivering a heavy baby. A new study's found as many as 1 in 5 expectant mothers gain too much weight during pregnancy, doubling the chance their baby will weigh 9 pounds or more. Experts suspect weight gain during pregnancy helps cause childhood obesity.

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