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Is High-Intensity Exercise in Pregnancy Taboo?
Reports of women being criticized for “intense” workouts in late pregnancy are circulating the Web. Are these criticisms clinically warranted, or are the criticizers just bullies?
Can Non-Ideal Weight Gain in Pregnancy Affect Child’s Metabolism?
New research shows that too much or too little maternal weight gain in pregnancy is associated with the child’s risk of being overweight or obese in early childhood.
Back to Basics: The Well-Woman Visit
Don’t let time constraints and large patient loads prevent you from providing a thorough well-woman visit. Are you covering all the bases?
Weight Loss, Gain in First Postpartum Year Affects Health Risks
Not losing any baby weight within 1 year after delivery increases a woman’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, new research shows.
Patient Weight: Is Bluntness Better?
Physicians’ groups are urging ob/gyns to have difficult conversations with obese women about their weight. Here’s one example of how utter bluntness can be an effective tactic.
Exercise in Pregnancy Curbs Excessive Weight Gain, but Only for Some
Exercise during pregnancy prevented excessive gestational weight gain, but the benefit of the intervention was not observed in the groups most at risk.
Micronutrients, Bariatric Surgery, and the Obstetrical Patient
Women who have had bariatric surgery require special care during pregnancy, particularly with assessment of micronutrient deficiencies and appropriate replacement. Here’s one ob/gyn’s approach.