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Association of Gestational Weight Gain With Adverse Maternal and Infant Outcomes

 LifeCycle Project-Maternal Obesity and Childhood Outcomes Study Group

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 10 - p 569–570
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000585296.57403.b9
OBSTETRICS: PRECONCEPTION AND PRENATAL CARE
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(Abstracted from JAMA 2019;321(17):1702–1715)

Increased gestational weight gain is associated with higher risk of pregnancy complications, maternal postpartum weight retention, and offspring obesity. It can be caused by maternal fat accumulation, fluid expansion, fetal growth, placental growth, and uterine growth; the weight gain during pregnancy is necessary for a healthy fetus, but the optimal gestational weight gain is uncertain and not well defined for all prepregnancy weight ranges.

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