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Childhood Obesity Starts with Mom: Local California Efforts in the Perinatal Period to Address Obesity Prevention 2010
Childhood Obesity Starts with Mom: California Pre-pregnancy and Pregnancy Weight 2009
Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey
The MIHA survey collects self-reported information about maternal and infant experiences and about maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.
provide data for multiple indicators in easy to understand data tables at the statewide, county and MIHA regional levels.
MIHA Comparison Tables and Maps
illustrate the geographic differences in key maternal and infant health indicators. MIHA Comparisons have been prepared for multiple indicators, for both counties and MIHA regions.
Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines
MIHA survey data on pre-pregnancy weight status and patterns of weight gain during pregnancy resulted in new Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy by pre-pregnancy weight status (BMI), released in 2009.
IOM Resources: Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Women’s Health Survey – MCAH Nutrition and Physical Activity Publications
Various data points and results from the California Women’s Health Survey concerning nutrition, physical activity, weight, and breastfeeding.
Examples of activities supporting women’s weight reported by local health jurisdictions in 2011
Local health jurisdiction MCAH programs track prenatal weight gain, provide health education and outreach, and advocate for environmental changes to support optimum nutrition and physical activity.
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