Dr. Kristi Adamo was interviewed by CTV Ottawa News yesterday about her maternal obesity management (MOM) study that looks at the impact of too much weight gain during pregancy on the health of the baby.
From the article:
[Dr. Adamo] says women who gain too much weight during pregnancy are at risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. And now her study shows an apparent link between the mom’s weight gain and the baby’s risk for obesity.
“Those babies follow a poor growth trajectory, so they often stay overweight or obese in preschool, elementary school, adolescence and that tracks into adulthood.
Dr. Adamo says a lean woman can safely gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. Women who are overweight or obese should gain less.
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