Dr. Zach Ferraro is lead author on a paper, “Gestational weight gain and medical outcomes of pregnancy,” that has recently been published (online ahead of print) in Obstetric Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Ferraro ZM, Contador F, Tawfiq A, Adamo KB, Gaudet L. Gestational weight gain and medical outcomes of pregnancy. Obstetric Medicine. [Epub ahead of print].
ABSTRACT: This narrative review discusses gestational weight gain (GWG) and medical outcomes of pregnancy, including metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and psychiatric systems. Taken as a whole, the available evidence shows that excessive GWG increases the risk of all medical complications of pregnancy, and negatively impacts the long-term health and weight of both mothers and their offspring. Briefly, interventions to encourage appropriate GWG are discussed and readers are directed to resources to facilitate discussion of pregnancy weight.