Maintain their weight during pregnancy it sounds counterintuitive to gain no weight during pregnancy. Women who already carry an extra 50 or 100 pounds have plenty of extra energy stores to help their babies grow.
The risks of gaining too much weight during pregnancy could include having a baby that’s too large meaning either the baby couldn’t come out and the woman required cesarean delivery. The baby tried to come out and got stuck and had a birth injury from that or she had a birth injury.
Then there are other concerns about potentially having an increased risk for high blood pressure during pregnancy. We call that preeclampsia or gestational hypertension a long term issue is just the woman’s health. If she gains too much weight during pregnancy. She might not get it back off you’re getting more protein you’re getting more good fats half of the women in the study are given one-time dietary advice.
The other half attend weekly sessions to learn about healthy eating get group support and learn to keep a food diary let’s just check in about how it went last week. How to eat 70 another Kaiser Permanente study found that people who kept daily food logs lost twice as much weight as those who didn’t keep diaries. The goal of this study is not to lose but to maintain weight.
Healthy mom study challenges current guidelines which say obese pregnant women should gain between 11 and 20 pounds. But Vesco says those guidelines are based on limited data. That’s why it’s so important to do this clinical trial, first of all, we hope that the intervention works. The women who are in the wait meet in terms of the study will be able to maintain their weight within our goal which is 3% of their baseline.
Weight ultimately we really want to show that the women who maintain weight have healthier pregnancy outcomes. So that their babies are more likely to be in the normal size at delivery. We hopeless likely to have other complications of pregnancy the study still has a ways to go but for Martin, it has provided an education that will last well beyond pregnancy.
My goal for the study is to be healthier for my whole family I hope that it’s something that’s permanent for us.