Bmi over 40 and pregnant

However, the opinions expressed in this section are those of individual writers and do not reflect the views of Heidi Murkoff of the What to Expect brand. There are more than nine months worth of reasons to watch your weight during pregnancy, from labor complications to breastfeeding difficulties to future health problems. The scientists excluded those women who had preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, diabetes, gestational diabetes, and placenta previa.

What they found was that women who were overweight and obese before pregnancy - with a BMI over 40 -- were at an increased risk of needing a c-section at delivery.
If you've started off your pregnancy heavier than you'd like, you won't be able to lose weight until after your baby is born (your baby needs a steady supply of nutrients to develop properly, not a crash diet), but you can help keep your weight in check with a good diet.

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