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Exercise, dieting in pregnancy lowers risk for diabetes, weight gain, C-section

13:59 EDT 26 Jul 2017 | Healio

Pregnant women who adhere to interventions based on healthy diet and moderate physical activity are less likely to develop gestational diabetes, gain excess weight or have a cesarean section, according to a new study.“Half of all women of childbearing age worldwide are overweight or obese,” the International Weight Management in Pregnancy Collaborative Group, wrote in BMJ. “Obesity and excessive gestational weight gain put mother and offspring at risk, both in pregnancy and in later life. The resultant costs to the health service and society are considerable.”

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