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About two-thirds of US women don’t gain the appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy, resulting in potentially serious health risks for mothers and their babies.
A recent CDC analysis of 2013 birth data from 41 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia showed that only 32% of women who delivered full-term, singleton infants had proper weight gain while pregnant. Among the other 68% of women, nearly half gained excessive weight during pregnancy (Deputy NP et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015;64:1215-1220).
Weighty Issue During Pregnancy. JAMA. 2015;314(24):2609. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17222