Overweight women who “eat for two” during pregnancy could be at risk of giving birth to a “sumo baby”, experts have warned as the number of larger-than-average newborns rise.

The National Obesity Forum said the number of larger newborns has been increasing since the 1960s because of the rising number of overweight and obese pregnant women.

The comments were made after figures obtained by The Sun found that almost a third of maternity wards have delivered babies weighing more than 12lb.

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