Weight Gain Between Pregnancies Raises Risks for Babies, Study Says

The new Swedish study published on the Lancet shows that weight gain between pregnancies is connected to risk of severe adverse pregnancy outcomes.
HUMBA team leader Professor Lesley McCowan is invited to write a commentary for the study on the Lancet, and shared her knowledge with The Wall Street Journal.

“Healthy-weight women who gained weight between their first and second pregnancies—even as little as 12 pounds for someone of average height—had an increased risk of a stillbirth or their baby dying within the first year of life, compared with women whose weight remained stable, according to a Swedish study.”

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Link to the study: Weight change between successive pregnancies and risks of stillbirth and infant mortality: a nationwide cohort study
Link to the commentary: Interpregnancy weight gain—a modifiable cause of stillbirth?