Yeo Article Published in Journal of Women’s Health

Congratulations to SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN, whose article “Adequacy of Prenatal Care and Gestational Weight Gain” was published in the February issue of the Journal of Women’s Health.

The article, which Yeo co-authored with Jamie L. Crandell and Kathleen Jones-Vessey, examined how prenatal care is associated with meeting the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines for gestational weight gain.

Their research found that while prenatal care proved effective for preventing insufficient weight gain regardless of prepregnancy body size, educational background, and racial/ethnic group, there were no indications that adequate prenatal care was associated with reduced risk for excessive gestational weight gain, indicating that improvements to prenatal care programs may be needed for preventing excess weight gain.