Q: What are the possible consequences of excessive weight gain during pregnancy?

A: Larger than average weight gain in healthy pregnant women are associated with fewer complications than not gaining enough weight. The biggest concern for normal weight and underweight women is weight retention after delivery.

There are several consequences of gaining too much weight:

  • You may have a baby that is too large and you may have to be delivered by cesarean section
  • You will have more weight to lose after delivery.
  • You may be unhappy about your weight gain.