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Maternity & Family Benefits

New Ovia Health program to support healthy weight gain during pregnancy

September 6, 2019

Sixty-eight percent of women in the U.S. gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy — both of which increase the risk of serious health consequences. Gaining too little weight can lead to a low birthweight, increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity for children later in life. Gaining too much weight can lead to an increased risk of macrosomia (high birthweight), childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome in children, as well as future maternal obesity.

With increased guidance and support for healthy weight gain, we can reduce this percentage and improve health outcomes for women and children. Ovia Health's new healthy weight gain program — designed by Dr. Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital — gives women the support they need to gain weight within clinical guidelines during pregnancy.

This comprehensive program provides women with informative, actionable tips and proactive coaching — personalized to their unique lifestyle, health profile, and gestational age. By educating women about the risks of unhealthy weight gain while simultaneously outlining steps for balanced and healthy weight gain, Ovia Health is giving women the tools they need to navigate this often confusing and overwhelming aspect of pregnancy. In addition, our Ovia Health coaches are with women every step of the way during this process for support and personalized guidance.

Ovia Health is leading the maternity benefits space with a clinically backed solution — supporting the health of women and families throughout the parenthood journey. Our maternity and family benefits are the #1 health product for women and families, and we'd love to show you how it's making an impact. 

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