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did a heavy birth weight mean that i ate too much during my previous pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Not completely: What the mother eats and her activity level do play a part in determining the weight of the baby. However, genetics play a part too. Some people make big babies, some people make small babies. Most of it is out of our control. I do stress eating very healthy and exercising everyday.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
NO: The baby is a parasite and grows at its own pace.

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