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.
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|Published - 5 May 2014
|Dietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 15 May 2014 → 17 May 2014
|Dietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference
|15/05/14 → 17/05/14