Glad you liked it shinju-chan, I wonder if a big scale study on how the mothers of obese ppl ate during pregnancy were done, would it show results that correlated with this study! I wish someone thought of such a study.
Another article on pregnancy and weight that might be of interest to our younger female members (by younger I mean still looking to start a family), herehttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070726193820.htm
The first study really doesn't bring anything new, but the second has some food for thought (no pun intended!):
"The second study looked at whether a change in the mother's nutritional balance increased the risk of a premature birth. They found that women whose BMI fell by five or more units between pregnancies had a higher risk of giving birth prematurely than women whose weight remained stable or increased
. The risk was significantly higher for women who had already had a premature birth (80% versus 28%)."
( I added the bold print )
So it appears that any major weight change, either up or down, would harm subsequent pregnancies! So the common sensical idea that a woman should get to her healthy weight well before a pregnancy has now evidence supporting it, if I got it right.