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    Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant
    atti_editor posted:
    "Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds."This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants," said study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Maternal and Infant Health Branch.

    Some weight gain might result from misconceptions, said Dr. Karen Cooper, an obstetrician/gynecologist and director of the Cleveland Clinic's Be Well Moms program.

    "Most women feel that pregnancy is the time when weight does not matter and it is an opportunity to eat as much as desired," said Cooper, who was not involved with the new study. "Most believe the myth that the weight will be lost quickly and easily after delivery."

    Read the article above for more information.

    The guidelines recommend gaining 25-35 pounds if you're at a normal pre-pregnancy weight, 28-40 pounds if underweight, 15-25 pounds if overweight, and 11-20 pounds if obese.

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