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Weight gain restriction during pregnancy is safe for both the mother and neonate

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  • ING-MARIE CLAESSON,

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    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85, Linköping, Sweden
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  • JAN BRYNHILDSEN,

    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85, Linköping, Sweden
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  • MARIE CEDERGREN,

    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85, Linköping, Sweden
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  • ANNIKA JEPPSSON,

    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85, Linköping, Sweden
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  • ADAM SYDSJÖ,

    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85, Linköping, Sweden
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  • ANN JOSEFSSON

    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, S-581 85, Linköping, Sweden
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: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, SE-581 85, Linköping, Sweden E-mail: Ing-Marie.Claesson@lio.se

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate whether pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcome among obese pregnant women who took part in an intervention study for weight restriction differed from a group of obese pregnant women attending regular antenatal care. The intervention group consisted of 155 obese pregnant women and 193 obese pregnant women who formed a control group. We found that a weight gain restriction of less than 7 kg during pregnancy is safe for both the mother and the neonate.

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