Weight control program for obese pregnant women
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Volume 89, Number 6, June 2010 , pp. 840-843(4)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
We evaluated an intervention program to control pregnancy weight gain among obese women with body mass index > 30 by a dietary and physical activity program. Maternal weight gain and pregnancy outcome were evaluated. Of 27 obese women, 25 (92%) completed the study. Mean age at entry to the program was 31.7 years (±3.2 SD). Fourteen women kept their pregnancy weight gain to ≤6 kg (study weight goal). Three women had mild hypertension (12%), but there were no cases of gestational diabetes. Three were delivered by emergency cesarean sections and 22 had uncomplicated vaginal deliveries (88%). All women delivered normally sized babies with normal Apgar scores. An early intervention program may be successful in helping obese women control weight gain during pregnancy without adverse perinatal outcomes.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: 1Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 2: 2Division of Neonatology, Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Publication date: June 1, 2010