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A 26-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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 29 years experience
NO: The baby is a parasite and grows at its own pace.
Last updated Sep 7, 2018

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