Resources for Weight and Pregnancy

Childbirth Connection's Weight Resources

Planning Pregnancy: Weight
Planning Pregnancy: Nutrition
Planning Pregnancy: Exercise
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. These links are devoted to weight, nutrition, and exercise while planning for your pregnancy.

Resources for Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Pregnancy

Shape-up America!: Healthy Weight for Life, evidence-based information and guidance on weight management

American Dietetic Association, timely, science-based food and nutrition information

The Plus Size Pregnancy Website, excellent and extensive woman-to-woman support and information about plus-sized women and fertility, pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding

WIN: The Weight-Control Information Network, up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues

Food and Nutrition Information Center: Eating Disorders
, a food and nutrition resource list for consumers

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Hot Topics in Food Safety and Nutrition, information on the safety and nutrition of juices, trans fats, and raw milk

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Patient and Public Education Materials
, guidelines for safe and effective weight loss

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs: Healthy Weight
(PDF), promoting healthy weight among women of reproductive age, an overview for professionals with excellent information for women who plan and have pregnancies

Resources for Eating Disorders and Pregnancy

National Eating Disorders Association: Parent and Family Network, resources, referrals for support groups, clinics and health practitioners in your area, hotline 1-800-931-2227  

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center, a comprehensive, searchable database of eating disorder treatment professionals

American Psychological Association (APA) national helpline for mothers-to-be in need of counseling 1-800-964-2000 

Something Fishy: Pregnancy and Eating Disorders, information on complications and problems that can occur in women with eating disorders who decide to become pregnant

Most recent page update: 9/7/2012

© 2016 National Partnership for Women & Families. All rights reserved.

Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Together, these two women's health powerhouses are transforming maternity care in the United States.
News and Features
Featured Resource

Check out our resource, "Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care"
Read more

Special Announcement

Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Read more

Our Vision

We want all women and babies receive the best possible maternity care.
Play video

Get Involved

Read our 2020 Vision, Blueprint for Action, blog and more
Sign up for email updates
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Support us