"Pregobesity": A. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy and not losing it before gaining again with the next baby. B. A health risk that can affect women and their children for the rest of their lives. C. A growing medical crisis no one is talking about. By Hallie Levine, REDBOOK.
Almost six years ago, I entered my first pregnancy with the healthiest of intentions. I wasn't going to be one of those nutty women who jogs right up to her delivery day, but I didn't buy into the notion that the pink line on my pregnancy test bought me a free pass to lie around and eat with abandon, either. Flash forward two weeks, when morning sickness hit, and my workout routine consisted of racing to the toilet. The only food I could keep down was starchy, high-cal fare like bagels, muffins, and--fine--cookies. By the end of my first trimester, I'd gained 15 pounds, and I was unknowingly on my way to joining the latest mom-to-be trend: pregobesity.
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