Excess maternal weight before and during pregnancy can result in larger babies

WEDNESDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — Being overweight or obese before and during pregnancy is the most reliable predictor of a woman’s risk of giving birth to a large baby, which can increase the chances of cesarean section and other complications during delivery, a new study says. The Canadian study of 472 women also found that [...]

Excess maternal weight before and during pregnancy can result in larger babies

Excess weight in pregnant women, both before pregnancy and gained during pregnancy, is the main predictor of whether mothers will have larger than average babies, which can result in increased ...

Tue 22 May 12 from Medical Xpress

Obesity in pregnancy strongest predictor of large babies

Obesity during pregnancy is the strongest predictor of whether a mother will give birth to a large infant, a new study suggests

Wed 23 May 12 from FOXNews

Mom's excess pounds key in newborn weight

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For at least some moms-to-be, it's extra body fat -- and not blood sugar levels -- that may be key to their risk of having a big baby, a study published Tuesday suggests.

Tue 22 May 12 from Reuters

Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — Being overweight or obese before and during pregnancy is the most reliable predictor of a woman’s risk of giving birth to a large baby, which ...

Wed 23 May 12 from Health News

How to avoid an abnormally large baby

Wed 23 May 12 from Emaxhealth

Mom's Weight May Affect Baby's Birthweight (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Gestational diabetes is often blamed for larger babies, but maternal weight may have a much greater impact on infant birth weight than glycemia, according to a new study.

Wed 23 May 12 from MedPageToday

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