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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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FUJIMORI, Elizabeth et al. Development of the nutritional condition of pregnant women assisted by the basic health network, Santo André, Brazil. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2001, vol.9, n.3, pp.64-68. ISSN 1518-8345.

Nutritional conditions in the pre-gestacional period and during pregnancy were evaluated in 372 pregnant women based on the body mass index and Rosso's Graph. Approximately half (51%) the pregnant women presented normal pre-gestacional weight; however, 17.7% were underweight and 31.3% overweight. In the third trimester, 18.8% were underweight and 28.2% overweight. The weight at birth increased as nutritional conditions during pregnancy improved. These results show the importance of appropriate anthropometric control in order to prevent a bad neonatal prognosis and reaffirms the importance of such activity during the whole routine of pre-natal control.

Keywords : pregnancy; nutritional conditions.

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