What are the problems with gaining too much weight during pregnancy?
Your weight gain will be monitored throughout your pregnancy. If you gain more than 16kg, you and your baby could be at greater risk of complications such as:
- gestational diabetes
- caesarean section
- having a large baby (macrosomia)
Babies born to mothers who put on too much weight are more likely to develop overweight and obesity in later life, develop more health problems, and be born with heart disease (especially if you smoke as well).