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Would if be okay to lose body fat during pregnancy?

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Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 37 years experience
Wt loss: There are recommendations for the proper amount of weight to gain during pregnancy, however there are women who are overweight during their pregnancy who can lose weight and not affect the fetus. It is not advised however to diet or try to lose weight in pregnancy as there can be adverse outcomes.

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