Gestational Diabetes

Overweight Women Need More Guidance About Appropriate Weight Gain in Pregnancy

The advice that many overweight and obese women are receiving on gestational weight gain from their providers is insufficient and often inappropriate, research shows.

Gestational Diabetes

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