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Resource Type: Recommended Reading
Therapy Area: Reproductive Health

Maternal BMI, gestational weight gain, and the risk of overweight and obesity across childhood

Maternal body mass index, gestational weight gain, and the risk of overweight and obesity across childhood: An individual participant data meta-analysis.

The results of the meta-analysis demonstrate that maternal pre-pregnancy BMI is an important modifiable risk factor of childhood obesity. This is an important point for primary care clinicians and those working in reproductive health clinics to advise women who may be considering a pregnancy in the future.

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