Obese Fetus? Let mum pop a pill, doc says

Trial gives overweight moms-to-be diabetes drug to slim their unborn babies A British doctor is hoping to battle obesity in babies still in the womb by giving their heavy mothers pills to prevent more weight gain. Dr. Hassan Shehata wants to keep potentially pudgy babies from tipping the scales too high at birth, which can expose them — and their moms — to serious complications and lifelong problems.