Pregnancy weight gain can lead to overweight children

Sorry, I don’t want to give you something else to worry about.  Goodness knows, a trip to the doc, a step on the scale, the long ride home without a frappaccino….don’t we have enough on our minds?

But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this, since it may be more motivating than how we look carrying around our little loved one. I’d be concerned that what I’m eating now may contribute to a child’s weight situation when she’s six!

But here are the facts drilled down a bit:  mom’s weigh gain does not necessasarily correlate with the amount of body fat a child of six may have; but there is a correlation between mom’s pregnancy weight gain and the chances of her child actually being overweight.

Here’s the article. Comments welcomed!

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