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Eat lots = big baby

(6 Posts)
LucyB1 Mon 31-Mar-14 18:18:31

Is there any correlation between how much you eat and the size of your baby? I'm 26 weeks and have been eating loads. Getting big now and getting worried!

cakeymccakington Mon 31-Mar-14 18:23:02

no, not at all!

FoodieMum3 Mon 31-Mar-14 18:24:30

I think if you eat a lot of sugary foods it would make baby bigger.

livingzuid Mon 31-Mar-14 18:26:48

None. Have hg and at 30 weeks the baby is in the 90th percentile with long legs!

Boreoff Mon 31-Mar-14 18:27:21

I have known large women have tiny babies and tiny women have large babies so I don't think so.

juliec26 Mon 31-Mar-14 18:29:02

My obstetrician says yes .. I've had numerous growth scans due to big baby with big tummy .. I started to eat less sweet stuff and babies belly went from way above average to average .. Dr says if you eat lots of sweets/ sugar then baby will gain more weight... I always thought you couldn't control a babies weight... I don't have GD by the way

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