It’s the one thing that inevitably happens to all women during pregnancy, we gain weight. But a new study has found that almost half of all pregnant women gain more weight than is recommended by their physician.
Study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maternal and Infant Health Branch said, “This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants.” Dr. Karen Cooper, and obstetrician/gynecologist believes that some weight gain during pregnancy may be the result of misconceptions believed by pregnant women.
Dr. Cooper said, “Most women feel that pregnancy is the time when weight loss does not matter and it is an opportunity to eat as much as desired. Most believe the myth that the weight will be lost quickly and easily after delivery.” The new study is published in the April print issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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