Gestational Weight Gain in Japanese Women With Favorable Perinatal Outcomes

Shunji Suzuki


Background: We examined the optimal gestational weight gain (GWG) in the healthy Japanese women with favorable perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancy.

Methods: We calculated the average GWG in the women whose height was 150 - 164 cm with favorable perinatal outcomes set for this study. The women were categorized to underweight, normal, overweight and obese based on the pre-pregnancy body mass index categories according to the Institute of Medicine guideline.

Results: The average GWG in the normal-weight women with the favorable perinatal outcomes was 11.4 3.7 kg. It was not significantly different from that in the underweight and overweight women (12.0 3.4 and 10.0 4.8 kg) by Students t-test. The average GWG in the obese women was significantly lower than that in the other three groups (3.2 2.2 kg, P < 0.01).

Conclusion: Based on the current results, the optimal GWG for the Japanese women without obesity was found to be 10 - 12 kg.

J Clin Med Res. 2017;9(1):64-66


Gestational weight gain; Japanese women; Favorable perinatal outcomes

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