Regardless of the fact that she was of normal weight, a physician and teacher at the University of Osaka received counseling at a hospital where she received medical care to receive only 10 kilograms of childbirth, a little less than the official government of 7 to 12 kilograms (15 to 26 pounds), she said.
Weighting was stressful for this working mother, who could not attend full-time classes in pregnancy, and they were advised to "take twice a nutritional counseling when my weight increased compared to the recommended weight gain per week."
For sessions, she created a record of her diet, and it was studied by nurses "to find the behavior of food that can be associated with weight gain," she said. It did not provide specific recommendations because its diet and behavior were healthy. Other pregnant women are likely to be faced with the same, even if these sessions are not foreseen by law, she said. Pregnant women register a pregnancy at a local government office, where they receive a maternity and child health reference book that was developed 70 years ago. A guide that looks at the mother's and the child's health as one is a record of prenatal reviews, delivery, child development and vaccination, and serves the same purpose, more or less, as a portable electronic medical record. Using this manual, midwives carefully monitor the increase in weight of women in adults.