ACOG: Obese women can safely gain less weight during pregnancy

12/21/2012 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Gaining less than the recommended amount of weight during singleton pregnancy does not pose adverse effects in overweight or obese women, provided that the fetus is growing appropriately, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said. The group also urged these patients to continue with nutritional counseling and exercise and to undergo height and weight assessment during pregnancy. The recommendations appear in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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