Future research needs for Outcomes of weight gain in pregnancy

This investigation of future research needs builds on work of the RTI-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center. Their team conducted the systematic evidence review on Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain released in 2008. The rationale for the review cited specific tren...

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Main Author: McKoy, J. Nikki
Corporate Authors: Effective Health Care Program (U.S.), United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Rockville, MD Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2010, [2010]
Series:Future research needs paper
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This investigation of future research needs builds on work of the RTI-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center. Their team conducted the systematic evidence review on Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain released in 2008. The rationale for the review cited specific trends in perinatal health with important public health implications as driving factors for conduct of the review: Since the 1990 Institute of Medicine (IOM) BMI guidelines on weight gain in pregnancy were published, data show that women in the United States are increasingly gaining more weight during pregnancy than recommended; including: excess weight gain among overweight and obese women, overweight and obesity among women of childbearing age are rising as are levels among preschool children, adults tend to gain weight with age so that advancing maternal age contributes to higher prepregnancy body weight, pregnancy complications associated with excess weight, such as gestational diabetes, large-for-gestational-age babies, and cesarean birth, are increasing in prevalence
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