PREVALENCE OF GESTATIONAL WEIGHT GAIN IN PREGNANT FEMALES

1- DR. AHMAD JAVED, AZIZ BHATTI SHAHEED TEACHING HOSPITAL, GUJRAT
2- DR. MUQDDAS SAFDER, FATIMA MEMORIAL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY LAHORE
3- DR NAIMA FAYYAZ, FAUJI FOUNDATION HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI

Corresponding Author: Dr Naima Fayyaz, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi, naimafayyaz18@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4271851
Cite this article as: Javed A, Safdar M, Fayyaz N. Prevalence of gestational weight gain in pregnant females. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 415-19

ABSTRACT: Gestational weight gain is defined as the amount of weight gain a woman experiences between conception and birth of an infant. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations for gestational weight gain are based on body mass index (BMI) of women prior to pregnancy. A total of 129 pregnant females presenting in obstetrical clinics were included in this study. Name, maternal age, gestational age, history of weight before and during the pregnancy were noted on a predefined proforma. All the data was entered and analyzed in SPSS Ver. 23.0. The qualitative variables were presented as number and percentages. The quantitative variables were presented as mean and standard deviation. The mean age of the patients was 29.31±2.34 years. The minimum age of the patients was 24 years, and the maximum age was 31 years. Out of 129 patients, 43 had had normal weight before and during the pregnancy. 23 patients were of normal weight before being pregnant but gained became overweight during this course of time.

Keywords: Gestational Weight