Obesity in Special Populations. Pregnancy.

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Perinatal overweight and obesity is a major public health and clinical care issue that requires deliberate and immediate attention. Preconception and prenatal assessment and counseling should address the risks associated with obesity, recommendations for weight gain, proper nutrition and dietary intake, and physical activity. Nutrition and exercise guidance should be offered to all perinatal overweight and obese women with an emphasis on effective strategies to overcome barriers. All women should be encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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