Monday, February 24, 2014
Dr. Patrick Catalano's New Study Syndicated Worldwide by Reuters
A new study led by Dr. Patrick Catalano, Director of the Center for Reproductive Health at MetroHealth, cautions against obese or overweight women losing weight or limiting weight gain too severely during pregnancies.
His study found that women who gained little or no weight during pregnancy tended to have infants that were small for their gestational age.
While obesity is known to carry risks for pregnant women and their children including fetal birth defects and childhood obesity, Dr. Catalano recommended losing weight between, not during, pregnancies.
The study, which appeared in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
, was picked up internationally, with publications as widespread as The Jordan Times
providing Dr. Catalano's advice for obese and overweight pregnant women.