Timing of weight gain can impact mom, baby's health

February 23, 2010 1:11:13 PM PST
Another new study suggests it is not just pregnancy weight gain that is linked to gestational diabetes, it is the timing of the weight gain.

Researchers found adding pounds during the first trimester significantly increases the danger of a mom developing the condition, whereas weight gain in the second trimester had no link.

Gestational diabetes can lead to early delivery and a C-section for the mom and increases the likelihood of obesity and diabetes for the baby.