Maternal Pre-pregnancy BMI, Gestational Weight Gain, and Infant Birth Weight: A Within-Family Analysis in the United States

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Ji Yan;
(2014)
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    • jel: jel:I12 | jel:I18

In the United States, the high prevalence of unhealthy preconception body weight and inappropriate gestational weight gain among pregnant women is an important public health concern. However, the relationship among pre-pregnancy BMI, gestational weight gain, and newborn... View more
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    2009 Guideline

    BMI Category Ranges for BMI Categories (kg/m2) Recommended Weight Gain Ranges (kg) Underweight <18.5 12.5-18 Normal weight 18.5-25 11.5-16 Overweight 25-30 7-11.5 Obese ≥30 5-9 1990 Guideline

    Ranges for BMI Categories (kg/m2) Recommended Weight Gain Ranges (kg) Underweight <19.8 12.5-18 Normal weight 19.8-26 11.5-16 Overweight 26-29 7-11.5 Obese ≥29 >6.8 Source: IOM, 1990 and IOM, 2009.

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