Reducing baby size puzzling

Researchers from the University of Adelaide followed a study group of 2212 pregnant women with a BMI of at least 25. Half of the women were given diet and lifestyle advice consisting of three face-to-face counselling sessions and three telephone calls. The other women had standard antenatal care.

The study found no difference between the groups in terms of the risk of the women delivering a baby with a weight in about the 90th percentile for gestational age and sex, and no difference in outcomes such as preterm birth, maternal hypertension, birth trauma pre-eclampsia and