healthy weight in pregnancy - time for a shift in approach?

Andrew P Brown, Fiona Denison, Rebecca Reynolds

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Abstract

Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing global reproductive health. Women in the UK and US are today more likely to be obese or overweight at booking than normal weight, and many low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs) seem destined to follow suit (Poston et al. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2016; 4:1025‐36). Understanding how, and to what extent, maternal BMI and weight gain during pregnancy contribute to adverse outcomes for mothers and their offspring is therefore vital to informing future health policy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Early online date10 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Apr 2019

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