Body mass index, provider advice, and target gestational weight gain.

@article{Stotland2005BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index, provider advice, and target gestational weight gain.},
  author={Naomi Ellen Stotland and Jennifer S. Haas and Phyllis Brawarsky and Rebecca A. Jackson and Elena Fuentes-Afflick and Gabriel J. Escobar},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={633-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the relationships among prepregnancy body mass index (BMI), women's target gestational weight gain, and provider weight gain advice. METHODS Project WISH, the acronym for Women and Infants Starting Healthy, is a longitudinal cohort study of pregnant women in the San Francisco Bay area. We excluded subjects with preterm birth, multiple gestation, or maternal diabetes. RESULTS Among overweight women (prepregnancy BMI 26.1-29.0), 24.1% reported a target weight gain above the… CONTINUE READING

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