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This is probably a stupid question...

If you put on a lot of weight (more than recommended), will your baby be bigger? Also, does excess sugar intake effect during pregnancy effect the baby's weight?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:53 AM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • from a diabetic standpoint, yes. you could be risking gestational diabetes, which, if unchecked and untreated, could affect the baby in utero, and afterward.

    Answer by thehairnazi at 2:55 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • i agree with thehairnazi about the diabetes and for the excess weight gain i would have the doc check you out because it could be that the baby is bigger which is no problem but it could also be something more serious like preeclampsia (not sure if i spelled that right) which is basically toxemia and deffinitely not good for you or baby

    Answer by orchidstar1 at 4:52 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • It can also cause problems for your child down the road. Girls born to overweight mothers have a much higher incidence of PCOS

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:53 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • ive never heard of that one rkoloms..where did you read interested cause i was born with PCOS and my mother was a stick at the time...LOL and any new info is nice to know! but weight doesnt effect the size of your baby....but yes sugar intake can...if you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes your baby will gain alot of weight from it...keep your sugar under control as much as possible....limit your soda intake, and try to limit your white food intake (white foods have alot of carbs wich turns into sugar in your body)

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 6:49 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • You may have an active baby. LOL but your weight wont really bother the baby. Your ok

    Answer by Lynn1575 at 9:09 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • i wouldn't worry about weight so much but what you eat. just try to eat healthy and try to eat low Glycemic index foods. you can google lists of stuff that is high on the GI index, like white bread, pretzels, etc. all fruits and veggies are low, except potatoes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I gained 70 lbs & my baby was only 6 lb 6 oz.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

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