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14 February 2011

Weight guidelines for obese pregnant women

Current guidelines may overestimate the amount of weight that severely obese women need to gain during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Current guidelines may overestimate the amount of weight that severely obese women need to gain during pregnancy, according to a new study.

The findings suggest a need to reconsider weight-gain recommendations for the most obese moms-to-be, the researchers said in a society news release.

Weight and pregnancy gain

 
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