Association Between Weight Before Pregnancy, Weight Gain During Pregnancy and Adverse Outcomes for Mother, Infant

JAMA

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

Media advisory: To contact corresponding author Romy Gaillard, M.D., Ph.D., email r.gaillard@erasmusmc.nl. The full study and editor’s note are linked to this news release.

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Bottom Line: An analysis that combined the results of 25 studies including nearly 197,000 women suggests prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) of the mother was more strongly associated with risk of adverse maternal and infant outcomes than the amount of gestational weight gain.

Authors: Romy Gaillard, M.D., Ph.D., Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and coauthors

 

(doi:10.1001/jama.2019.3820)

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