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20 October 2011

Exercise may not limit pregnancy weight gain

Exercising during pregnancy was safe for both moms and babies in a study of heavy women, but fitness classes and at-home exercises didn't keep moms-to-be from gaining weight.

Exercising during pregnancy was safe for both moms and babies in a new study of heavy women in Brazil, but fitness classes and at-home exercises didn't keep moms-to-be from gaining too much weight.

The US-based Institute of Medicine recommends that overweight women should gain between 7and 11 kilos during pregnancy, and obese women 5 to 9 – less than the amount recommended for normal-weight women.

 
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