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|Type of Document
||Ling, Carol Carlson
||Weight gain during pregnancy :the characteristics of women who experience excess weight gain /1990.
||Master of Science
||Human Nutrition and Foods
|Pratt, Charlotte A.
|Taper, L. Janette
|Date of Defense
Weight gain during pregnancy, relationships among body image, body
weight standards, and attitudes toward weight gain were investigated.
Weight gain recommendations, based on preconceptional weight status
(PCWS) reflected current practices in prenatal care at Sentara Norfolk
General Hospital, Norfolk, VA, and provided a basis on which to categorize
weight gain as inadequate, appropriate, and excess. Women who
experienced excess weight gain (EWG) were compared to those who experienced
appropriate weight gain (AWG) or inadequate weight gain (IWG)
to identify their characteristics. Of the 138 women studied, 54 experienced
EWG. Weight gain recommendations for overweight women were
similar to those for normal weight women, 20-25% PCW. Obese women who
lost weight or gained less than 15 pounds were identified with the
inadequate weight gain group.
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