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The Current Understanding of Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Gestational Weight Gain, and the Impacts on Maternal and Child Health Among Women with Obesity
June 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Obesity affects many adult women, children, and adolescents in the United States. In 2009, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council published Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines, which established modified recommendations for gestational weight gain that incorporate pre-pregnancy BMI. The modified guidelines recommended that women with BMIs greater than or equal to 30 limit their weight gain during pregnancy to 11-20 pounds. However, exceeding these recommendations is common among U.S. women.
This virtual workshop (webinar) will serve to inform attendees about the current understanding regarding pre-pregnancy weight, gestational weight gain, and the effects of gestational weight gain on maternal and child health. It will build on previous topics covered by the Roundtable and the Academies by focusing on updates since the 2009 NRC/IOM report.
Join NASEM Health and Medicine on Wednesday, June 13 at 12 PM ET for this one-hour event to hear from our guest speakers:
Lisa Bodnar, University of Pittsburgh
Anna Maria Siega-Riz, University of Virginia
Jamie Stang, University of Minnesota
Naomi Stotland, University of California, San Francisco