Obese pregnant women who underwent weekly weight-management sessions gained seven pounds less during pregnancy and had lost all of their pregnancy weight at three weeks post-delivery compared with those in the control group, a study showed. Another study revealed that 78% of obese pregnant women who followed a calorie-restricted diet and exercise program met the Institute of Medicine's guidelines on gestational weight gain, compared with 30% of the control group. The results were presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting.

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