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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011 Jun;38(2):397-407, xii. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2011.03.003.

Optimization of gestational weight gain in the obese gravida: a review.

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  • 1Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0587, USA.


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.

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