Resources for Weight and Pregnancy
Childbirth Connection's Weight ResourcesPlanning 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 PregnancyShape-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 PregnancyNational 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
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