Putting on too much weight can affect your health and increase your blood pressure. It is not recommended to go on a restricted diet, however eating healthily and stating active is beneficial for your baby.
Gaining too much weight can increase your risk of complications. These include:
- gestational diabetes: too much glucose (sugar) in your blood during pregnancy can cause gestational diabetes, which increases your risk of having a large baby
- pre-eclampsia: a rise in blood pressure can be the first sign of pre-eclampsia; although most cases are mild and cause no trouble, pre-eclampsia can be serious