Updated pregnancy weight gain guidelines

Children's Health, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Woman's Health
As a family physician, I had the honor and unmitigated privilege of attending the birth of over 1500 babies in my career. Each one was a special experience for me. And, as you can imagine, mothers-to-be always had tons of questions about pregnancy and their newborn-to-be. Of course, the issue of weight gain was always on the list. This is of great importance to many mothers-to-be, because the health of the newborn depends a lot on the mom's weight. And now, for the first time in nearly two decades, officials at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have issued new guidelines regarding weight gain during pregnancy.  More Information: (more…)
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