Pregnancy Weight-Gain Guidelines Updated to Reflect More Obese Moms

Obese women should only gain between 11 and 20 pounds when they become pregnant, according to updated guidelines from the Institute of Medicine. The recommendation builds on the agency's earlier advice that overweight women gain 15 to 25 pounds, normal-weight women add 25 to 35 pounds, and underweight women pack on 28 to 40 pounds during pregnancy. While the adjustments for the three existing weight categories were relatively subtle, the decision to add a separate category for obese women was...Full Story
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