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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2013. Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of the Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18410.
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Leveraging Action to
Support Dissemination of the
Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines

Workshop Summary

Committee on Implementation
of the IOM Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines

Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Food and Nutrition Board

Anne Brown Rodgers and Ann L. Yaktine, Rapporteurs

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2013. Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of the Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18410.
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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC (National Research Council). 2013. Leveraging action to support dissemination of the pregnancy weight gain guidelines: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2013. Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of the Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18410.
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COMMITTEE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IOM PREGNANCY WEIGHT GAIN GUIDELINES1

KATHLEEN M. RASMUSSEN (Chair), Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

LINDA BEARINGER, Center for Adolescent Nursing Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

SARAH S. BROWN, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy

PATRICK M. CATALANO, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University

DEBBIE I. CHANG, Nemours, Policy and Prevention

ESA M. DAVIS, Department of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh

MARVIN E. GOLDBERG, Department of Marketing, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

RAFAEL PÉREZ-ESCAMILLA, Office of Community Health, School of Public Health, Yale University

ANNA MARIA SIEGA-RIZ, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

IOM Staff

ANN L. YAKTINE, Senior Program Officer

KAREN CAMPION, Research Assistant

WENDY KEENAN, Program Associate

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1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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REVIEWERS

This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:

Lisa Bodnar, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh

Patrick M. Catalano, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University

Susan Gennaro, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Patricia C. MacNeil, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Andrea Sharma, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Catherine Spong, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Nancy E. Adler, University of California, San Francisco. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution.

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Since 1990, when the last guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy were issued, the average body weight of women entering their childbearing years has increased considerably, with a greater percentage of these women now classified as overweight or obese. Women of childbearing age are also more likely to have chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes and to be at risk for poor maternal and child health outcomes. All of these factors increase the likelihood of poor pregnancy outcomes for women and their infants. As part of the continuing effort of The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) to promote the revised pregnancy weight gain guidelines recommended in their 2009 study Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines, the IOM and NRC convened a workshop in March, 2013, to engage interested stakeholders, organizations, and federal agencies in a discussion of issues related to encouraging behavior change that would reflect the updated guidelines on weight gain during pregnancy. During the workshop, the IOM and NRC presented newly developed information resources to support guidance based on the recommendations of the 2009 report.

Leveraging Action to Support Dissemination of the Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines summarizes the workshop's keynote address and the various presentations and discussions from the workshop, highlighting issues raised by presenters and attendees. Interested stakeholders, organizations, health professionals, and federal agencies met to discuss issues related to encouraging behavior change that would reflect the updated guidelines on weight gain during pregnancy. This report discusses conceptual products as well as products developed for dissemination, ways to facilitate and support behavior change to achieve healthy weight pre- and postpregnancy, and how to put the weight gain guidelines into action to implement change.

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