|Although many expectant parents are now worried about the risk of obesity, leading medical experts have warned mums-to-be against slimming during pregnancy itself.
A study led by Dr Helen Budge of University Hospital Nottingham actually found that mothers who count the calories during pregnancy could in fact be encouraging obesity in their children later in life.
Her work found that dieting while the baby is in the womb has the effect of altering the chemistry of the developing fat cells.
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