A large population-based study in Sweden reports that women who gain 4 or more BMI points after their first pregnancy were more likely to experience infant mortality or stillbirth in the second pregnancy compared to those whose weight remained stable. Even women who experienced a smaller weight gain had a bigger risk. More research is needed, especially to understand better why some women gain no weight between pregnancies.
LifeTip: Ladies should attain normal weight before and during pregnancy for best outcomes.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com