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11 November 2011

Pre-pregnancy belly means big baby

Women who have large waistlines before pregnancy may be more likely to have a larger-than-normal newborn, a new study suggests.

Women who have large waistlines before pregnancy may be more likely to have a larger-than-normal newborn, a new study suggests.

In the new study, UK researchers found that women with the biggest pre-pregnancy waistlines were more likely to have a macrosomic newborn, whatever the definition.

Of nearly 3,100 women who gave birth over one year, about 10% had a baby weighing more than 4 kg, while about 1% had a newborn that weighed more than 4.5 kg.

Body fat distribution important

 
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