Study ties large pre-pregnancy waist to bigger babies

11/10/2011 | Reuters

Large pre-pregnancy waistlines in women may lead to larger-than-normal newborns, according to a study in the journal BJOG. Researchers examined nearly 3,100 women and found that those who fell in the top 25% of pre-pregnancy waist-hip ratio were 57% more likely to deliver a baby weighing more than 4 kilograms and were 2.6 times more likely to have a baby weighing more than 4.5 kilograms than those whose pre-pregnancy waist lines were in the lowest 25%.

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