Which of the following does not influence weight gain in pregnancy? (AIPG 2011)
Smoking > D. Pregravid weight
Weight gain in pregnancy
a. Maternal weight gain had a positive correlation with birthweight, and women with the greatest risk—14 percent—for delivering an infant weighing less than 2500 g were those with weight gains less than 16 lB.
b. This incidence was 20 percent in African-American women who gained 15 lb or less.
c. Cohen and associates (2001) studied more than 4000 pregnant women and concluded that ethnic differences in pregnancy outcomes were not explained by nutritional variations. Smoking causes IUGR (reduced baby weight).