Slimming aid for pregnant women

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A NEW scheme has been started to combat weight gain during pregnancy.

The Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust, which serves Rutland, has teamed up with Slimming World to offer vouchers for 12 weeks’ free membership to the group to pregnant women.

Head of midwifery Penny Brett said: “Since first-time mothers tend to gain only a little excess weight, they are sometimes less motivated to lose weight after giving birth.

“However, they often put on lots more weight with subsequent pregnancies, making it even harder to recover a healthy weight.”