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Obesity in Pregnancy

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Roughly one-third of women between the ages of 20 and 39 will meet the criteria for obesity. (Obesity is defined by a “body mass index” over 30kg/m2. Body mass index, or BMI, is …

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Obesity in Pregnancy

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Roughly one-third of women between the ages of 20 and 39 will meet the criteria for obesity. (Obesity is defined by a “body mass index” over 30kg/m2. Body mass index, or BMI, is calculated based on your height and weight). Maternal obesity can complicate pregnancy Learn More

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NIH Consensus Panel Rejects the One-Step Test for Gestational Diabetes Screening: A Missed Opportunity

A National Institute of Health Consensus panel convened last month to consider whether to recommend adoption of the one step, 2 hour glucose screening test proposed by The International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) or to join ACOG in backing continuation of Learn More

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