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dc.contributor.authorO’Dwyer, V
dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe, F
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-31T12:21:03Z
dc.date.available2017-10-31T12:21:03Z
dc.date.issued2017-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/622623
dc.description.abstractregnancy and the postpartum period are unique opportunities to promote healthy lifestyle choices including a healthy diet and regular exercise. This is especially important for those who are overweight or obese. Women are weighed at their first antenatal visit and body mass index (BMI) calculated, but not all hospitals routinely weigh women throughout pregnancy. A qualitative Dublin study examined experiences of routine weighing during antenatal care. This study found that women expected to be weighed during pregnancy and postpartum. The benefits of this included providing reassurance and minimising postpartum weight retention. Furthermore, women were eager to receive more information about healthy lifestyle interventions and gestational weight gain (GWG) from healthcare professionals
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectWEIGHT MANAGEMENTen
dc.subject.otherGESTATIONAL WEIGHT GAINen
dc.titlePreventing Excessive Gestational Weight Gain and Postpartum Weight Retention.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
html.description.abstractregnancy and the postpartum period are unique opportunities to promote healthy lifestyle choices including a healthy diet and regular exercise. This is especially important for those who are overweight or obese. Women are weighed at their first antenatal visit and body mass index (BMI) calculated, but not all hospitals routinely weigh women throughout pregnancy. A qualitative Dublin study examined experiences of routine weighing during antenatal care. This study found that women expected to be weighed during pregnancy and postpartum. The benefits of this included providing reassurance and minimising postpartum weight retention. Furthermore, women were eager to receive more information about healthy lifestyle interventions and gestational weight gain (GWG) from healthcare professionals


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