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Systematic review evaluating the available literature surrounding nutrition counseling during pregnancy to determine its effectiveness at promoting healthy weight gain. It the master's thesis of Linsday Thunell, MS, with her professor Kathleen Davis, PhD, RDN, CSP, LD, as co-author.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 4040, 4130, 5370
Performance Indicators: 4.2.1, 6.2.3, 8.3.1
- Describe the health risks for mother and baby that are associated with overweight and/or obesity during pregnancy.
- List the modalities by which effective nutrition counseling may be delivered.
- Summarize why lowering gestational weight gain may not be enough to improve pregnancy outcomes.