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Eating to much sugar while pregnant What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
8th Feb '13

Can eating to much sugar while pregnant cause you to have a bigger baby?
And I mean a healthy non diabetic mother who is just eating a lot of sugar.

flossy (21wks with #4) Due August 27 (girl); 35 kids; New Zealand 139 posts
8th Feb '13

My midwife told me that is the easiest thing for baby to convert to fat

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5196 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting flossy (11wks with #4):</b>" My midwife told me that is the easiest thing for baby to convert to fat"</blockquote>




This is what I was told. But I ate sugar all the time and DS was 7lbs1oz

[Shelly&Dexter]-30weeks! Due July 3 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 3754 posts
status 8th Feb '13

i had a major sweet tooth while pregnant. i shouldn't of but i ate so many sweets and chocolate and cakes (which is really werid for me. lol) and i had a 7lb5oz baby.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
8th Feb '13

See. I tried to stay away from sugar and eat healthier and all of that yet my child came out 10lb.. but he is also just prone to it seeing as babies on DH and my side of the family are all big ones. My aunt had a csec with my cousin and he was just shy of 12 pounds.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22822 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Let the rain fall:" Can eating to much sugar while pregnant cause you to have a bigger baby? And I mean a healthy non diabetic mother who is just eating a lot of sugar."



It depends.
Healthy, non-diabetic moms may or may not keep their blood sugar in the healthy range after sugary meals. Some babies will get lots of extra blood sugar and some wont.
And, it depends on if she is getting enough or too many calories from other foods in her diet.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting TheNuge:" It depends. Healthy, non-diabetic moms may or may not keep their blood sugar in the healthy range ... [snip!] ... blood sugar and some wont. And, it depends on if she is getting enough or too many calories from other foods in her diet."

Ohhhhhhh. That would make more sense! It not just being sugar but being just calories in general..

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5489 posts
8th Feb '13

Coming from a lady that ate plenty of sweets while pregnant...I say no. However, Obesity nor diabetes runs in my family.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
8th Feb '13

i dont think its related exactly. with all my pregnancies i had a sweet tooth at least halfway through my pregnancies (any day i wasnt nauseas all day i craved chocolate or ice cream or something else sweet) i have always been overweight myself even when i was at my healthiest weight and height and looked really good i was considered overweight. and my children were born 8 10, 7 10, 10 2, 9 10 lbs. but they are all skinny tall kids now LOL

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
8th Feb '13

I was a sugar fiend and the biggest I had was 9lbs.



I think it's entirely dependent on what form of sugar you're ingesting. Mine was mainly fructose (fruit based). If you were ingesting massive amounts of high fructose corn syrup, I could see how it would lead to bigger babies.