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Practice Bulletin No. 156 Summary

Obesity in Pregnancy

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001206
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For a comprehensive overview of obesity in pregnancy, the full-text version of this Practice Bulletin is available at

Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics. This Practice Bulletin was developed by the Committee on Practice Bulletins–Obstetrics with the assistance of Patrick M. Catalano, MD and Gayle Olson Koutrouvelis, MD. The information is designed to aid practitioners in making decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care. These guidelines should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure. Variations in practice may be warranted based on the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice.

Copyright December 2015 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, posted on the Internet, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher.

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Official Citation Obesity in pregnancy. Practice Bulletin No. 156. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:e112–26.

© 2015 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.