Higher Pregnancy Weight Leads To Heavier Babies

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A new study finds that women who are overweight during pregnancy tend to have much heavier babies, regardless of whether they had gestational diabetes. The study shows maternal obesity alone is a risk factor for excess infant weight, said Sharon Herring, an assistant professor at Temple’s School of Medicine. "This suggests that there may be other nutrients that are crossing the placenta in overabundance leading to some changes in the physiology and metabolism of the baby," she said.