Healthy Moms Study Contains Pregnancy Weight

RedTracker| While many women quit smoking or drinking during pregnancy, three-quarters of pregnant women who are already overweight and obese gain new pounds outside the recommended guidelines. Experts say that women require only 300 to 400 additional calories a day to support a pregnancy.

In the Healthy Moms study, researchers are undoing the “eating for two” concept, emerging in the 70s and 80s which undid the stricter guidelines around the mother’s weight gain in pregnancy.

The Healthy Moms project has as many questions as assumptions attaced to the research. Mothers aren’t put on just any diet, but a healthy one that doesn’t increase ketones in the body. Researchers have established a strong link between ketosis and lower IQs in children  Read: Study Sets Tough Diet Goals for Obese Pregnant Women NYTimes