This book summarizes the effects of overweight/obesity in the childbearing years that can be effectively communicated to patients by their providers in a busy practice setting, and provides concise and understandable summaries of the evidence-based, theory-driven lifestyle interventions that have been shown to be effective for weight loss and modifying the risk of developing diabetes and obesity.
Section I. Introduction.- 1. Introduction: Breaking the Cycle of Obesity in Mothers and Children.- 2. Obesity and infertility.- 3. Preconception and Pregnancy Care in Overweight or Obese Women.- 4. hared Decision-Making and Labor Management in Parturients.- Section II. Translating the Metabolism of Pregnancy.- 5. Epidemiologic Trends and Maternal Factors Predicting Postpartum Weight.- 6. Relationship between depressive mood and maternal obesity- implications for postpartum depression.- 7. Body Image as a Contributor to Weight in Pregnancy and Postpartum.- Section III. The Event.- 8. Promoting a Healthy Weight After Delivery.- 9. Obesity and Physical Activity During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Evidence, Guidelines, and Recommendations.- 10. Maternal obesity, gestational weight gain, and childhood growth in the first year of life.- Section IV. Meeting the Challenges.- 11. ernal Obesity and Implications for the Long-term Health of the Offspring.- 12. Family- centered interventions to reduce maternal and child obesity.- 13. Obesity Screening Recommendations and Emerging Policies.