Gestational Weight Gain in Japanese Women With Favorable Perinatal Outcomes

Shunji Suzuki

Abstract


Background: We examined the optimal gestational weight gain (GWG) in the healthy Japanese women with favorable perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancy.

Methods: We calculated the average GWG in the women whose height was 150 - 164 cm with favorable perinatal outcomes set for this study. The women were categorized to underweight, normal, overweight and obese based on the pre-pregnancy body mass index categories according to the Institute of Medicine guideline.

Results: The average GWG in the normal-weight women with the favorable perinatal outcomes was 11.4 ± 3.7 kg. It was not significantly different from that in the underweight and overweight women (12.0 ± 3.4 and 10.0 ± 4.8 kg) by Student’s t-test. The average GWG in the obese women was significantly lower than that in the other three groups (3.2 ± 2.2 kg, P < 0.01).

Conclusion: Based on the current results, the optimal GWG for the Japanese women without obesity was found to be 10 - 12 kg.




J Clin Med Res. 2017;9(1):64-66
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2810w

 


Keywords


Gestational weight gain; Japanese women; Favorable perinatal outcomes

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