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- 3Gestational weight gain
- 1Body composition
- 1Dietary intake assessment
- 1Energy intake
Gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with short-and long-term maternal and infant health outcomes. The purpose of this research was to describe longitudinal changes in weight and body composition during pregnancy and early postpartum according to pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI)...
Gestational weight gain, physical activity, and nutrition counselling practices of prenatal health care providers: What influences practice?Download
Appropriate gestational weight gain is important for maternal and child health. Data from a recent Alberta cohort showed 49% of pregnant women gained weight in excess of Health Canada guidelines. Regional studies have shown low rates of gestational weight gain counselling by health care...
BACKGROUND: Healthy dietary intake and appropriate weight gain are two key components of an ideal pregnancy. The objective of this thesis was to investigate the weight gain pattern of a large cohort of pregnant women and its association with dietary intakes, which may provide valuable information...