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What will happen if I don't gain enough weight in pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Baby may suffer

Recommended wt gain depends on base weight before preg.
Too little gain may effect babies growth and nutrition. If your nutrition is compromised resulting in too little gain, you may suffer in child birth. Excess tearing or lacerations have been noted with poor nutrition esp. Low protein intake.

In brief: Baby may suffer

Recommended wt gain depends on base weight before preg.
Too little gain may effect babies growth and nutrition. If your nutrition is compromised resulting in too little gain, you may suffer in child birth. Excess tearing or lacerations have been noted with poor nutrition esp. Low protein intake.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually nothing

Usually you'll be ok, but check w/your OB if you're concerned.
The "best" pregnancy is usually a slow sustained weight gain.

In brief: Usually nothing

Usually you'll be ok, but check w/your OB if you're concerned.
The "best" pregnancy is usually a slow sustained weight gain.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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