Weighing women in pregnancy: A qualitative study.

Cathy Knight-Agarwal, Stacey Morgan, Rachel Bacon, Lorna Munroe, Ashley Gshwend, Cassie Fekete

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Posterpeer-review


Globally, maternal obesity has become a serious public health issue and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and child. Postpartum weight retention and excess gestational weight gain (GWG) are established predictors of long term obesity. Therefore, encouraging appropriate GWG may influence a woman’s weight trajectory and health status later in life. However, interestingly weighing women is not part of routine antenatal care in Australia. This study aimed to investigate the views and attitudes of women regarding weight monitoring in pregnancy. Within a qualitative framework, semi-structured individual interviews were undertaken within the Australian Capital Territory.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusUnpublished - May 2018
EventDietitians Association of Australia, 35th National Conference -
Duration: 17 May 201819 May 2018


ConferenceDietitians Association of Australia, 35th National Conference


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