Although I tried to lose weight before conceiving, I started pregnancy nearly 40 pounds overweight. My doctor has told me that I do not need to gain any weight and that I should just try not to lose any. He has given me suggestions about sensible eating, and I am committed to following them. Besides eating well, I am walking a great deal. I know that much of the weight gained in pregnancy goes to the placenta, baby, extra blood flow, and fluid. How, then, is it possible for overweight women not to gain?
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