Optimization of Gestational Weight Gain in the Obese Gravida: A Review

Gayle Olson, Sean C. Blackwell

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Because of the consistent association between gestational weight gain and birth weight (along with other maternal and child outcomes such as postpartum weight retention and child obesity), helping women avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy should be an important objective of prenatal and preconceptional care. This article focuses on the updated Institute of Medicine gestational weight gain recommendations and measures directed at maintaining those guidelines and improving pregnancy outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-407
Number of pages11
JournalObstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Gestational weight gain
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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