Postpartum Weight Retention: Importance of Quality Interventions

Postpartum weight retention can contribute to lifelong development of obesity and increasing cycles of obesity and diabetes in mothers and children.  This course will review background information on BMI classifications, the prevalence of obesity in women, health consequences of postpartum weight retention, and components of effective community based postpartum weight loss programs.


•Define overweight and obesity in the postpartum period and safe weight loss recommendations.
•Identify health risks associated with postpartum weight retention, maternal overweight, and obesity.
•Evaluate components of effective community based postpartum weight loss programs.


Continuing Education Information:  0.5 CECH (6/7/2020); 0.5 CNE (5/7/2021)

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