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Guidelines and interventions for obesity during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22809971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic among women of reproductive age, including pregnant women. The increased prevalence of obesity has been accompanied by an increase in gestational weight gain. Maternal obesity has deleterious consequences for both mother and child.
OBJECTIVE: To review the recent guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Institute of Medicine regarding gestational weight gain and interventions to treat obesity during pregnancy.
METHODS: Guidelines on gestational weight gain from these organizations, as well as reports of gestational weight gain in the published literature, are summarized.
RESULTS: Many normal and overweight parturients exceed the recommendations in the guidelines, which may contribute to postpartum obesity.
CONCLUSION: Lifestyle changes, including dieting and increased activity, may help to limit excessive gestational weight gain but the optimal strategy remains unclear.
Elizabeth Buschur; Catherine Kim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-10     Completed Date:  2013-02-08     Revised Date:  2014-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Obesity / therapy*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Reduction Behavior
Weight Gain*
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