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Analysis of Gestational Weight Gain During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with weight gain among adults, children, and adolescents,1,2 but little is known about gestational weight gain (GWG) among pregnant individuals. Gestational weight gain is associated with important health implications for parents and offspring, and excessive GWG is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.3 We estimated changes in GWG among individuals giving birth to live infants during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.

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CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships. If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Article Information

Accepted for Publication: July 26, 2022.

Published: September 9, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.30954

Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2022 Cao W et al. JAMA Network Open.

Corresponding Author: Shengzhi Sun, PhD, School of Public Health, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China (shengzhisun@ccmu.edu.cn).

Author Contributions: Dr Sun had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: All authors.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Sun.

Drafting of the manuscript: Cao, Sun.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sun, Danilack.

Statistical analysis: Cao, Sun.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Sun, Danilack.

Supervision: Sun, Danilack.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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Voerman  E , Santos  S , Inskip  H ,  et al; LifeCycle Project-Maternal Obesity and Childhood Outcomes Study Group.  Association of gestational weight gain with adverse maternal and infant outcomes.   JAMA. 2019;321(17):1702-1715. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.3820 PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
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Institute of Medicine and National Research Council and Committee to Reexamine IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines.  Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines. National Academy of Sciences; 2009.
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