Stephanie Mattfeld Beaudette M.Ed., RD Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment CDC Preconception Summit June 21-23, 2005 Inadequate Prenatal Weight Gain and Low Birth Weight in Colorado In 2002, there were 68,420 births: nearly 1 in 4 of pregnant women gained inadequately
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
CDC Preconception Summit
June 21-23, 2005
In 2002, there were 68,420 births:
How will we achieve these goals?
Initial consumer and provider
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“The women I know aren Inadequate Prenatal Weight Gain:’t gaining… They need to know how important it is to gain.”
“I know three pregnant women who have pictures of models on the inside of their kitchen cupboards so when they open the cupboard they don’t eat so much.”
“The Hollywood stars give a false impression of what a pregnant lady should look like.”
Based on pre-pregnancy weight & height