Gestational weight gain in consecutive pregnancies.

  title={Gestational weight gain in consecutive pregnancies.},
  author={Jeanette Chin and Katrina M. Krause and Truls Ostbye and Najmul Chowdhury and Cheryl A. Lovelady and Geeta K Swamy},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={203 3},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the association between gestational weight gain (GWG) in a woman's first and second pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of 27,771 women with their first and second births in North Carolina's Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System database from 1996-2004. GWG was categorized as inadequate, appropriate, or excessive, according to 2009 Institute of Medicine guidelines. Covariate adjusted polytomous… CONTINUE READING