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How Do Japanese & French Women Keep Their Figures After Delivery? Part II

In the previous post, we examined how Japanese cultures have attributed to Japanese women’s low weight gain during pregnancy. The same is true in France. In that country, the average weight gain ranges between 9kg and 12kg and, similarly to Japan, French ladies are under enormous social pressure not to gain too much weight when pregnant. […]

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How Do Japanese & French Women Keep Their Figures After Delivery? Part I

Japanese and French mothers enjoy one major benefit in common – low weight gain during pregnancy. In Japan, the optimal weight gain is 8kg, regardless of the woman’s size or build. In fact, many believe that pregnant ladies could be scolded or even shamed for gaining too much weight, and later blamed for a difficult […]

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