The perspectives of obese women receiving antenatal care: A qualitative study of women’s' experiences.

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Abstract

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing amongst women of child bearing age with approximately 35% of Australian women aged 25–34 years classified as either overweight or obese. Maternal obesity has implications for both mother and baby including increased health risks from gestational hypertensive disorders, caesarean section and stillbirth. Despite the increasing prevalence of maternal obesity little is known of the experiences of these women within the health care system. The aim of this research was to investigate the views and attitudes of pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2 receiving antenatal care. A qualitative study using individual interviews was undertaken at a large teaching hospital in south eastern Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages30-30
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2014
EventDietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 15 May 201417 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceDietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period15/05/1417/05/14

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