According to National Vital Statistics, more than 50% of women begin pregnancy weighing more than is ideal. Many women also gain more weight than is recommended by the Institute of Medicine during pregnancy. Being overweight and gaining too much weight in pregnancy increase a woman's risk of pregnancy complications including:
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
2 Dudley Street | 5th Floor
101 Plain Street | 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 47452
Outpatient Nutrition Services
100 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 430-7314
F: (401) 453-7790
Please be advised that this location is a provider-based clinic and both a physician and facility fee will be assessed, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.
If you entered pregnancy heavier than you would like to be, you can reduce your risk of pregnancy complications by limiting how much weight you gain. The Institute of Medicine recommends that many women (those with a body mass index >30 kg/m2) gain no more than 20 lbs. in pregnancy.
The Nutrition in Pregnancy Clinic is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy weight gain in pregnancy. Services include:
The Nutrition in Pregnancy Clinic is located at the Prenatal Diagnostic Center at 101 Plain Street in Providence. There is plenty of free, convenient parking. Women followed at the clinic will also be eligible for a discounted membership rate during their pregnancy to Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness at the Care New England Wellness Center.