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Interventions for preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy

  1. Benja Muktabhant1,*,
  2. Pisake Lumbiganon2,
  3. Chetta Ngamjarus3,
  4. Therese Dowswell4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 6 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007145.pub2


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Muktabhant B, Lumbiganon P, Ngamjarus C, Dowswell T. Interventions for preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007145. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007145.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Khon Kaen University, Department of Nutrition, Khon Kaen, Thailand

  2. 2

    Khon Kaen University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen, Thailand

  3. 3

    Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Department of Biostatistics and Demography, Khon Kaen, Thailand

  4. 4

    The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

*Benja Muktabhant, Department of Nutrition, Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Public Health, 123 Friendship Highway, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand. bmuktabhant@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 APR 2012

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality graph: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 1 Excessive weight gain.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 2 Weight gain (kg).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 3 Low weight gain.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 4 Preterm birth.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 5 Pre-eclampsia.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 6 Caesarean delivery.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 7 Energy intake (kj).
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 8 Fibre intake (gm).
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 9 Physical activity score.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 10 Physical activity (reporting 30 min exercise on most days).
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 11 Infant birthweight > 4000 gm.
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 12 Infant birthweight > 90th centile.
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 13 Infant birthweight < 2500 gm.
[Analysis 1.14]
Analysis 1.14. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 14 Infant birthweight < 10th centile.
[Analysis 1.15]
Analysis 1.15. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 15 Neonatal hypoglycaemia.
[Analysis 1.16]
Analysis 1.16. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 16 Shoulder dystocia.
[Analysis 1.17]
Analysis 1.17. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 17 Maternal weight retention (kg).
[Analysis 1.18]
Analysis 1.18. Comparison 1 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (general population), Outcome 18 Maternal weight gain above prepregnancy weight at 6 months postpartum.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (general population), Outcome 1 Weight gain (kg).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (general population), Outcome 2 Caesarean delivery.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (general population), Outcome 3 Energy intake (kj).
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (general population), Outcome 4 Fibre intake (gm).
[Analysis 2.5]
Analysis 2.5. Comparison 2 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (general population), Outcome 5 Infant birthweight > 90th centile for gestational age.
[Analysis 2.6]
Analysis 2.6. Comparison 2 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (general population), Outcome 6 Infant birthweight <10th centile for gestational age.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 1 Excessive weight gain.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 2 Weight gain (kg).
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 3 Low weight gain.
[Analysis 3.4]
Analysis 3.4. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 4 Preterm birth.
[Analysis 3.5]
Analysis 3.5. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 5 Pre-eclampsia.
[Analysis 3.6]
Analysis 3.6. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 6 Induction of labour.
[Analysis 3.7]
Analysis 3.7. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 7 Caesarean delivery.
[Analysis 3.8]
Analysis 3.8. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 8 Energy intake (kj).
[Analysis 3.9]
Analysis 3.9. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 9 Fibre intake (gm).
[Analysis 3.10]
Analysis 3.10. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 10 Physical activity score.
[Analysis 3.11]
Analysis 3.11. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 11 Physical activity (> 900 kcal/week expenditure) at 28 weeks.
[Analysis 3.12]
Analysis 3.12. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 12 Infant birthweight > 4000 gm.
[Analysis 3.13]
Analysis 3.13. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 13 Infant birthweight > 90th centile.
[Analysis 3.14]
Analysis 3.14. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 14 Infant birthweight < 2500 gm.
[Analysis 3.15]
Analysis 3.15. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 15 Infant birthweight < 10th centile.
[Analysis 3.16]
Analysis 3.16. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 16 Neonatal hypoglycaemia.
[Analysis 3.17]
Analysis 3.17. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 17 Shoulder dystocia.
[Analysis 3.18]
Analysis 3.18. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 18 Maternal weight retention (kg).
[Analysis 3.19]
Analysis 3.19. Comparison 3 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus standard care or routine care (high-risk groups), Outcome 19 Maternal weight gain above prepregnancy weight at 6 months postpartum.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 1 Excessive weight gain.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 2 Weight gain (kg).
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 3 Preterm birth.
[Analysis 4.4]
Analysis 4.4. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 4 Pre-eclampsia.
[Analysis 4.5]
Analysis 4.5. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 5 Induction of labour.
[Analysis 4.6]
Analysis 4.6. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 6 Caesarean delivery.
[Analysis 4.7]
Analysis 4.7. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 7 Haemorrhage/infection postpartum.
[Analysis 4.8]
Analysis 4.8. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 8 Energy intake (kj).
[Analysis 4.9]
Analysis 4.9. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 9 Fibre intake (gm).
[Analysis 4.10]
Analysis 4.10. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 10 Physical activity score.
[Analysis 4.11]
Analysis 4.11. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 11 Infant birthweight > 4000 gm.
[Analysis 4.12]
Analysis 4.12. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 12 Infant birthweight > 90th centile for gestational age.
[Analysis 4.13]
Analysis 4.13. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 13 Infant birthweight < 10th centile for gestational age.
[Analysis 4.14]
Analysis 4.14. Comparison 4 Interventions to prevent excessive weight gain versus other interventions (high-risk groups), Outcome 14 Maternal weight retention (kg).