Midwives should be given guidelines on how to advise expectant mothers about managing their weight, their professional body has said, reacting to research that suggested the commonly held belief that pregnant women needed to eat for two was a myth.

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy could put the future offspring at an increased risk of insulin resistance and affect their blood pressure in childhood, according to the study published in the journal Diabetologia.

The findings back up previous research that has suggested weight gain during pregnancy could have consequences, with a global study last year revealing 75% of pregnant women did not put on weight in a healthy fashion. Weight gain above or below recommended levels during pregnancy has been linked to various problems relating to the size of the baby and delivery.

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