Our featured new publication this week is the final version of Weight Gain During Pregnancy, which is one of a bunch of new publications to include a free PDF download. Look for “download the free PDF” below each new title.
Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines (final)
As women of childbearing age have become heavier, the trade-off between maternal and child health created by variation in gestational weight gain has become more difficult to reconcile. Weight Gain During Pregnancy responds to the need for a reexamination of the 1990 Institute of Medicine guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. It builds on the conceptual framework that underscored the 1990 weight gain guidelines and addresses the need to update them through a comprehensive review of the literature and independent analyses of existing databases. The book explores relationships between weight gain during pregnancy and a variety of factors (e.g., the mother’s weight and height before pregnancy) and places this in the context of the health of the infant and the mother, presenting specific, updated target ranges for weight gain during pregnancy and guidelines for proper measurement. New features of this book include a specific range of recommended gain for obese women.
Weight Gain During Pregnancy is intended to assist practitioners who care for women of childbearing age, policy makers, educators, researchers, and the pregnant women themselves to understand the role of gestational weight gain and to provide them with the tools needed to promote optimal pregnancy outcomes.
All New Publications This Week
Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense (prepublication)
Investor Exits, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Firm Growth: Questions for Research (final)
Review of the St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study: Report 2 (prepublication)
The Healthcare Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes: Brief Summary of a Workshop (prepublication)
Value in Health Care: Accounting for Cost, Quality, Safety, Outcomes, and Innovation (prepublication)
Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies–Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (prepublication)
America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation (final)
Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals (final)
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Sustainability Partnerships: Summary of a Workshop (final)
America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition (final)