Pandemic of Pregnant Obese Women: Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Antenatal Weight Loss?
AbstractThe Obesity pandemic will afflict future generations without successful prevention, intervention and management. Attention to reducing obesity before, during and after pregnancy is essential for mothers and their offspring. Preconception weight loss is difficult given that many pregnancies are unplanned. Interventions aimed at limiting gestational weight gain have produced minimal maternal and infant outcomes. Therefore, increased research to develop evidence-based clinical practice is needed to adequately care for obese pregnant women especially during antenatal care. This review evaluates the current evidence of obesity interventions during pregnancy various including weight loss for safety and efficacy. Recommendations are provided with the end goal being a healthy pregnancy, optimal condition for breastfeeding and prevent the progression of obesity in future generations. View Full-Text
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Davis, A.M. Pandemic of Pregnant Obese Women: Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Antenatal Weight Loss? Healthcare 2015, 3, 733-749.
Davis AM. Pandemic of Pregnant Obese Women: Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Antenatal Weight Loss? Healthcare. 2015; 3(3):733-749.Chicago/Turabian Style
Davis, Anne M. 2015. "Pandemic of Pregnant Obese Women: Is It Time to Re-Evaluate Antenatal Weight Loss?" Healthcare 3, no. 3: 733-749.