A new study has found evidence that the mother’s weight, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure have an effect on the birth weight of her baby. The study was based on data from more than 30,000 women and their babies. It shows that overweight or obese pregnant women can have larger babies.
Similarly, moms with high blood sugar can develop gestational diabetes. Also, in mothers with high blood pressures, the blood flow is decreased, causing fewer nutrients to reach the baby. Due to this, infants may be born smaller.
Previous studies said mothers who are overweight at the start of pregnancy are more likely to have babies who are heavier.
But there was no proper conclusion to show if it was the mother who caused the baby to be born big.