Effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes: meta-analysis of randomised evidence.

Source: BMJ, 2012, 344, e2088.

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 Date of publication: 17th May, 2012.

 Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This is a meta-analysis of 44 RCTs  related to the effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes found that lifestyle and dietary interventions in pregnancy can reduce maternal gestational weight gain, but noted that there was no significant overall effect on outcomes related to foetal weight.

 Length of publication: 15 pages.

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