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On Monday,  October26, 2009, Reuters Health posted the following article: – Obese Women Often Gain Too Many Pregnancy Pounds. Most obese women gain more weight than is recommended during pregnancy, and may find those pounds tough to shed in the long run, a new study suggests.

In a study of 1,656 obese women who gave birth over five years, researchers found that about three-quarters gained more than 15 pounds during pregnancy — which at the time was the recommended weight gain for obese women.

Moreover, those extra pounds did not easily disappear after childbirth, according to findings published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

In general, the study found, the more pregnancy pounds a woman gained, the more she retained one year after giving birth.

Compared with women who gained less than 15 pounds, those who put on more than 15 to 25 pounds were twice as likely to remain more than 10 pounds over their pre-pregnancy weight. Those odds were increased eight-fold among women who gained more than 35 pounds during pregnancy.

“We found that nearly three quarters of obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy — and the more weight they gain, the harder it is to lose,” lead researcher Dr. Kimberly K. Vesco, of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, said in a written statement.

She noted that the excess weight gain is not only a problem for women’s future health, but can also boost the risk of pregnancy complications and difficult delivery. Among the possible complications are gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition marked by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine.

Because of the risks, experts recommend that obese women gain less than what is recommended for normal-weight women during pregnancy. At the time of this study, the Institute of Medicine, an advisory body to the federal government, suggested that obese pregnant women gain about 15 pounds.

Recently, though, the IOM set an upper limit for weight gain, and now suggests that obese pregnant women put on a minimum of 11 pounds and no more than 20. Read Obese Women often Gain Too Many Pregnancy Pounds in its entirety.

It is interesting to me that back in 1999, Dr. John McDougall, M.D., wrote about this in his book, The McDougall Program For WomanDr. McDougall also wrote that “A study published in the Southern Medical Journal found mothers living on a purely plant-based diet (vegan) were essentially free from preeclampsia. The best way to reduce calories is to eat vegetables. The reason, simply, is that vegetables are low in calories, yet they fill you up and they are extremely high in nutrients. You can achieve your optimal weight and never have to go hungry on a plant-based diet.”

And, on October 30, 2009, the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM) issued the following breaking news bulletin: More Vegetables for Mom Decreases Risk of Diabetes for Baby

In a new study published in Pediatric Diabetes, researchers found that women who consumed the least amount of vegetables during pregnancy were more likely to have babies who developed type 1 diabetes.

Compared with women who ate vegetables daily, those consuming vegetables only three to five times per week had a 71 percent increased risk of having a child with diabetes.

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