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Weight gain in pregnancy

As your baby grows, you will gradually gain weight. How much weight you gain will depend on how much you weighed before your pregnancy.

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Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women usually during the second half of pregnancy or immediately after delivery.

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Routine antenatal tests

During your pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans.

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Childhood obesity - myDr.com.au

More than one in 4 kids aged 5-17 years in Australia is above a healthy weight. Find out how to help kids make changes to their diet and activity levels.

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Pregnancy and your diet - NT.GOV.AU

Foods you should avoid, listeriosis information, mercury in fish, weight gain in pregnancy.

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Pregnancy & weight | Jean Hailes

Managing your weight while you are pregnant is not always easy. Knowing how much weight gain and what you can do to keep active is helpful. …

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Childhood obesity in Australia | Raising Children Network

Childhood obesity is when children have too much body fat. Read how a healthy family lifestyle helps kids avoid obesity and benefits health and wellbeing.

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Pregnancy weight gain

Pregnancy weight gain is normally 11.5-16kg. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is unhealthy. Overweight and obese pregnant women should gain only 5-9kg.

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Pregnancy diet: Over-eating | Parenthub

Pregnancy Pregnancy and Food Pregnancy diet: Over-eating ( 3 votes, average: 5

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Weight and reproductive outcomes

Being overweight or obese negatively affects a woman’s health during pregnancy.

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