About the Study

Are you concerned about how much weight you will gain during your pregnancy?

Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Woman’s Hospital are seeking overweight and obese moms to participate in a weight management program designed to achieve healthy weight gain during pregnancy. This study will monitor changes in body weight and health throughout pregnancy and then the health of mom and baby for one year after birth.


Please see the Pennington Biomedical Research Center Notice of Privacy Practices Protected Health Information for more information on how your medical information is protected.

You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:

  • Age: 18-40 years old
  • Weight: BMI (≥25 and <40)
  • Pregnant female in the first trimester (before 12 weeks)
  • Nonsmoking
  • Planning to deliver your baby at Woman’s Hospital
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Living within the Baton Rouge area for the next two years

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below.



Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.  If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.