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Weight change in the postpartum period. A review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7472647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy are at risk for postpartum weight retention and long-term obesity. Familiarity with current research related to postpartum weight loss can aid the nurse-midwife in providing sound, clinical advice to women at risk for postpartum weight retention. This article provides a review of current literature and research studies related to postpartum weight loss, weight retention, and weight gain. An overview of gestational weight gain and fetal growth, recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, complications of maternal obesity, postpartum weight-loss patterns, and factors that affect postpartum weight loss are discussed.
D T Crowell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nurse-midwifery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0091-2182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurse Midwifery     Publication Date:    1995 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-08     Completed Date:  1995-12-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365647     Medline TA:  J Nurse Midwifery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-23     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Nurse Midwives
Obesity / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Patient Education as Topic
Postpartum Period / physiology*
Puerperal Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Weight Gain / physiology*
Weight Loss / physiology*

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