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Pregnancy complicated by obesity: midwifery management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19879516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity-related comorbidities such as gestational diabetes and hypertension have the potential to affect at least 25% of women in the United States. Midwives have been caring for and collaboratively managing these conditions in nonobese women for decades. Prenatal weight gain advice should be based on pregravid body mass index and aim for the lower end of the 1990 Institute of Medicine prenatal weight gain ranges. Obese women may require extra ultrasound and blood glucose testing during pregnancy. Pregnancy complicated by obesity may limit the place and style of birth. Midwives can integrate management techniques into the perinatal care of women whose body mass indices exceed 29 to reduce risk and future disease for mothers and newborns.
Cecilia Jevitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of midwifery & women's health     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1542-2011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909407     Medline TA:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-51     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of South Florida College of Nursing, MDC Box 22, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Exercise / physiology
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology
Midwifery / methods*,  standards*
Obesity / complications*,  prevention & control
Obstetric Labor Complications / prevention & control
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
Prenatal Care / standards*
Weight Gain
Young Adult

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