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Pregnancy Bliss | Reproductive Health Hub

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Is there anything to worry about if a woman is not putting on weight during pregnancy?

There can never be any justification to encourage or ignore total lack of weight gain or sustained weight loss in pregnancy. The body physiology in pregnancy is geared towards weight gain and reversal of this has to be investigated.

Sometimes the explanation is obvious, as in excessive vomiting. In the absence of such an explanation, dietary habits should be looked it. It normally boils down to diet.

Sustained lack of weight gain risks leading to intrauterine fetal growth restriction, with all the consequent potential problems.

Dietary restriction is rumoured to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia. Could this be true?

There is no truth whatsoever in this.

Last update: September 15, 2013

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