USPSTF recommends counseling for healthy pregnancy weight ga
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy weight gain in pregnancy.

Investigators conducted a systematic review of 68 studies to examine evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral interventions to promote healthy weight gain during pregnancy.

--The researchers found that gestational weight gain (GWG) interventions were associated with reductions in the risk for gestational diabetes and emergency cesarean delivery, but there were no significant associations observed for risks for gestational hypertension, cesarean delivery, or preeclampsia.

--GWG interventions were associated with a reduced risk for macrosomia and large for gestational age.

--Intervention participants experienced reduced weight gain across all prepregnancy weight categories and had reduced postpartum weight retention at 12 months.

The USPSTF, therefore, recommends that pregnant persons should be offered effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess GWG.

Source: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780319
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