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

Gayle Olson, Sean C. Blackwell

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Abstract

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
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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Weight Gain
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National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
Prenatal Care
Pediatric Obesity
Pregnancy Outcome
Birth Weight
Postpartum Period
Mothers
Guidelines
Pregnancy

Keywords

  • Gestational weight gain
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Optimization of Gestational Weight Gain in the Obese Gravida : A Review. / Olson, Gayle; Blackwell, Sean C.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Vol. 38, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 397-407.

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