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Reducing Your Risk of Gestational Diabetes
|Weight classification before pregnancy*||Institute of Medicine recommended gestational weight gain|
|Underweight (BMI 19.7 and under)||28 to 40 lb|
|Normal (BMI 19.8-24.9)||25 to 35 lb|
|Overweight (BMI 25-29.9)||15 to 25 lb|
|Obese (BMI 30 or greater)||15 to 25 lb|
- Stationary cycling
- Low-impact aerobics
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American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/ .
Chung S, Song MY, Shin HD, et al. Korean and Caucasian overweight premenopausal women have different relationship of body mass index to percent body fat with age. J Appl Physiol. 2005;99:103-107.
Institute of Medicine website. Available at: http://www.iom.edu/ .
Mottola MF. The role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus. Cur Sports Med Rep . 2007;6:381-386.
MyPyramid for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding website. Available at: http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramidmoms/index.html . Accessed October 30, 2007.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development website. Available at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/ .
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2006 III. Detection and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2006;29:S7
Tieu J, Crowther CA, Middleton P. Dietary advice in pregnancy for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2008;16(2):CD006674.
Yun S, kabeer NH, Zhu BP, Brownson RC. Modifiable risk factors for developing diabetes among women with previous gestational diabetes. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007;4:A07.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013