Excess pregnancy weight gain linked to larger babies, study says

03/7/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

CDC researchers said excessive pregnancy weight gain was the greatest risk factor for having large-for-gestational-age babies among women of all races. The study team wrote on the website of Obstetrics & Gynecology that all pregnant women should be included in prevention efforts because "more than 30% of [large-for-gestational-age births] could be prevented among women with a normal BMI."

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