Published in Women's Health Law Weekly, August 23rd, 2009
Barbara Luke, a professor in the College of Human Medicine's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Department of Epidemiology, helped create the guidelines for the Institute of Medicine. Her research also found overweight women should gain between 31 and 50 pounds, while obese women should gain 25 to 42 pounds.
The parameters are based on a woman's prepregnancy body mass index.
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