Extra pregnancy pounds bad for obese women

October 21, 2009 3:31:55 PM PDT
It is common to gain weight during pregnancy, but new research suggests obese women should try to avoid putting on any extra pounds.

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A Kaiser Permanente study followed obese women up to a year after they gave birth. They found a majority of the women gained more than the recommended weight of 25-30 pounds and kept half of that weight on.

The study finds even a modest gain of 10-15 pounds for obese women can be harmful.

Excess weight gain during pregnancy can lead to diabetes, overweight babies and birth complications.

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