Excessive weight gain and gestational diabetes melitus (GDM), hypertensive states, and Cesarean deliveries among Wyoming women
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Background The proportion of women gaining more weight during pregnancy has become an increasing public health issue. Recent data show that nationally, about half of pregnant women gain more weight than the current Institute of Medicine guidelines. Further, over gaining during pregnancy can lead to a number of adverse outcomes for both the mother as well as the fetus. In this study our aim was to determine if, and to what extent, excessive gestational weight gain increased the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertensive conditions and incidence of Cesarean deliveries among Wyoming ...