Why Is It Dangerous to Gain Too Much Weight Early In Pregnancy?

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When you're gaining too much weight, you are really putting a hardship on your body. Your cardiac output increases 50% while you're pregnant circulating all that extra blood to feed and nourish your baby. If you're already gaining weight in the beginning of the pregnancy, this may lead you into the complications of gestational diabetes or gestational hypertension.

It's about having a healthy mom so that she can have a healthy baby that is important, and why it's so important to discuss your weight gain and all your healthcare issues with your OB/GYN or midwife.