ACOG: Obese women can safely gain less weight during pregnancy

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

Gaining less weight than recommended during singleton pregnancy does not pose adverse effects in obese women, provided that the baby is growing as it should, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated. The group also urged obese pregnant 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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