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if i am overweight and pregnant should i be trying to get to a healthier weight during my pregnancy?

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Dr. Erin Alward
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I recommend that women who are overweight in pregnancy watch their weight gain more closely. Sometimes i recommend gaining only 10-15 lbs. Healthy eating and exercise are both good. For people who have not been very active, walking is generally a fantastic exercise. Working on these things during pregnancy helps reduce the risks of diabetes and high blood pressure!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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