Gestational Weight Change in Women Attending a Group Antenatal Program Aimed at Addressing Obesity in Pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia

Jane Raymond, Maralyn Foureur, Deborah DAVIS

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Abstract

The prevalence of obesity in Australia among women of childbearing age has doubled over the past 2 decades. Obesity is associated with complications for women and their newborns during pregnancy and birth. Limiting gestational weight gain can reduce perinatal complications and postnatal weight retention, but evidence supporting interventions designed to assist obese pregnant women to manage their weight gain in pregnancy is inconclusive. The aim of this article is to describe the gestational weight change of a cohort of obese pregnant women enrolled in a group antenatal program aimed at assisting them to limit their weight gain in pregnancy to levels recommended by the US Institute of Medicine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-404
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Midwifery Women's Health
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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South Australia
New South Wales
Weight Gain
Obesity
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy
Pregnant Women
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
Parturition
Newborn Infant

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