Ep 41: What You Need To Know About Weight Gain During Pregnancy – All About Pregnancy & Birth Podcast with Dr. Nicole C. Rankins
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #41: What you need to know about weight gain during pregnancy

Do you know what the recommended amount of weight gain during pregnancy is? Or what the relationship is between weight gain during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes? The truth is, a lot of women don’t know all the in’s and out’s of weight gain during pregnancy, because there isn’t a lot of time during your Ob appointments to really dig into it.

In Episode #40: The Truth About Obesity And Pregnancy, we talked about how obesity affects pregnancy and now, we’re going to talk about weight gain during pregnancy. Listen in to see how weight gain affects pregnancy outcomes and the recommended weight gain targets.

Learn the optimal amount you should gain if you’re underweight and how you may not need to gain any weight if you’re obese. Find out how pregnancy weight is distributed throughout your body, as well as the steps you can take to meet the ideal weight gain.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • How weight gain affects pregnancy
  • What the recommended weight gain target is for good pregnancy outcomes
  • Where all the weight you gained during pregnancy go
  • IOM recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy
  • The relationship between weight gain and pregnancy outcomes
  • How we deal with care during pregnancy in relation to weight gain
  • The importance of preconception weight
  • What we do when pregnant women aren’t meeting the guidelines for weight gain and pregnancy
  • Optimizing your weight and focusing on getting healthy

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