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"Maternal obesity establishes a suboptimal intrauterine environment, which ultimately contributes to the development of childhood obesity, type II diabetes, and metabolic syndrome."
-Schmatz et al. (2010)

Weight Management: Pregnancy and Postpartum
What You Can Do

  • Promote the 2009 IOM guidelines within your work and practice settings. See the table below:
     

New recommendations for total and rate of weight gain during pregnancy, by prepregnancy BMI

Prepregnancy BMI BMI+ (kg/m²) Total Weight Gain (lbs) Rates of Weight Gain*
2nd and 3rd Trimester (lbs/week)
Underweight < 18.5 28 - 40 1
(1 - 1.3)
Normal Weight 18.5 - 24.9 25 - 35 1
(0.8 - 1)
Overweight 25.0 - 29.9 15 - 25 0.6
(0.5 - 0.7)
Obese (include all classes) > 30.0 11 - 20 0.5
(0.4 - 0.6)

+ To Calculate BMI go to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm

* Calculations asume a 0.5 - 2 kg (1.1 - 4.4 lbs) weight gain in the first trimester (based on Siega-Riz et al., 1994; Abrams et al., 1995; Carmichael et al., 1997)

  • Start the conversation about healthy weight with your patients or clients. YOU can make a positive difference in a woman’s life. Visit our Resources section for tools that can help.