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This study was supported by Contract No. HHSH250200446009I TO HHSH240G5806 between the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration; Contract No. 200-2007-M-21619 between the National Academy of Sciences and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 TO 192 between the National Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 TO 192 between the National Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Contract No. HHSP23300700522P between the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health; Contract No. HHSP23320070071P between the National Academy of Sciences and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; and Contract No. 21-FY07-576 between the National Academy of Sciences and March of Dimes. Additional support came from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the National Minority AIDS Council. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Weight gain during pregnancy : reexamining the guidelines / Kathleen M. Rasmussen and Ann L. Yaktine, editors ; Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines, Food and Nutrition Board and Board on Children, Youth, and Families.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-13113-1 (hardback)

1. Pregnant women—Weight gain. I. Rasmussen, Kathleen M. II. Yaktine, Ann L. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines.

[DNLM: 1. Prenatal Care—United States. 2. Weight Gain—United States. 3. Practice Guidelines as Topic—United States. 4. Pregnancy—United States. 5. Pregnancy Complications—prevention & control—United States. WQ 175 W419 2009]

RG559.P39 2011

618.2′4—dc22 2009033438

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC (National Research Council). 2009. Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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