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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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It is recommended that women with diabetes gain 5 lb (2.3 kg) less during pregnancy than the IOM-recommended, lower limit of their weight gain range based on prepregnancy BMI.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “It is recommended that women with diabetes gain 5 lb (2.3 kg) less during pregnancy than the IOM-recommended, lower limit of their weight gain range bases on pre-pregnancy BMI” is true or false.

Introduction: Pregnancy complications are health problems that arise during pregnancy. Pregnancy complications like pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), eclampsia, and gestational diabetes are associated with several risks for pregnant women as well as the child before and after birth. These conditions usually resolve after birth of the baby.

Explanation

Body mass index (BMI) is an international standard for healthy weight and is calculated based on the adolescent’s age as well as height and weight. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 25. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed guidelines for gestation weight gain and for pregnancy; the organization suggested a range of weight gains as a whole and per week of gestation. IOM recommendations on gestational weight gain are necessary to achieve an ideal birth weight. However, the weight gains during the gestations depend on the pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and so on...

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