Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Pregnancy pounds: How much is too much?

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New information is challenging the accepted rules regarding how much weight is "healthy" to gain during pregnancy: studies show that women who gain pregnancy pounds within the acceptable range are twice as likely to have over-weight toddlers (3yr olds) than women who gained less than the recommended amount.

But don't make any decisions about how to handle your pregnancy just yet -- pretty much all the experts agree it's too early to change the standard, and your baby's health (as well as your own) isn't something to play around with. At most, aim for the lower end of the currently accepted range.

Hopefully they clear this up soon -- there's enough anxiety around having a healthy pregnancy without throwing more "unknowns" into the mix.

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