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Does a lot of weight gain indicate a health problem during pregnancy?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
It increases your risk for diabetes and blood pressure problems in pregnancy.
Also it increases the size of the baby.

In brief: Yes
It increases your risk for diabetes and blood pressure problems in pregnancy.
Also it increases the size of the baby.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is not good for you just like when you are not pregnant.
Pregnant women should eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. You only need 300 more calories per day in the 3rd trimester. Too much weight gain can increase your risk of diabetes, hypertension, c section, blood clots, infections and other complications. Plus you have more to lose after delivery.

In brief: Yes
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is not good for you just like when you are not pregnant.
Pregnant women should eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. You only need 300 more calories per day in the 3rd trimester. Too much weight gain can increase your risk of diabetes, hypertension, c section, blood clots, infections and other complications. Plus you have more to lose after delivery.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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