New guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy: what obstetrician/gynecologists should know.

@article{Rasmussen2009NewGF,
  title={New guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy: what obstetrician/gynecologists should know.},
  author={Kathleen M Rasmussen and Patrick Michael Catalano and Ann L Yaktine},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={521-6}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the recently issued guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS These guidelines were developed to minimize the negative health consequences for both mother and fetus of inadequate or excessive weight gain. They call for categorizing women's prepregnancy BMI using the WHO/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute cutoff points and provide ranges of recommended weight gain for underweight (28-40 lb), normal weight (25-35 lb), overweight (15-25 lb… CONTINUE READING
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