Early-Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Gestational Diabetes
By Mike Boyle
 
Women have long been warned that packing on the pounds before becoming pregnant or being overweight at the start of their pregnancy automatically puts them at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.
 
Now a new study, released on Feb. 22 in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, says the first trimester of a pregnancy is the most crucial time for weight gain and it can increase the danger of developing the condition.
 
The Los Angeles Times has more on the story here, plus read a portion of the actual study for free here.
 

DiabetesCare.net has much more on gestational diabetes here.