Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines by Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines
English | Dec 28, 2009 | ISBN: 0309131138 | 324 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
As women of childbearing age have become heavier, the trade-off between maternal and child health created by variation in gestational weight gain has become more difficult to reconcile. Weight Gain During Pregnancy responds to the need for a reexamination of the 1990 Institute of Medicine guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. It builds on the conceptual framework that underscored the 1990 weight gain guidelines and addresses the need to update them through a comprehensive review of the literature and independent analyses of existing databases.