PURPOSE

The purpose of the Expecting Success research study is to test whether a personalized weight management program called SmartMoms can help overweight and obese pregnant women gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. The goal of SmartMoms is to provide pregnant women with a calorie level that will promote healthy weight gain. We help mothers make healthy food choices and incorporate regular exercise to achieve a healthy amount of weight gain while pregnant.

Women receiving the SmartMoms program may do so in-person with regular meetings with a lifestyle interventionist or through a SmartPhone without coming to the clinic for their weight management appointments.

We will compare pregnancy weight gain in women who do the SmartMoms program to women who receive dietary advice from their OB GYN.