Diet, exercise programs curb weight gain in obese, pregnant women

02/18/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

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 were in a calorie-restricted diet and exercise program met the Institute of Medicine's guidelines on gestational weight gain, compared with only 30% in the control group. The results were presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting.

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