Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Limiting antenatal weight gain improves maternal health outcomes in severely obese pregnant women: findings of a pragmatic evaluation of a midwife-led intervention

McGiveron, Ailsa; Foster, Sally; Pearce, Joanne; Taylor, Moira A.; McMullen, Sarah; Langley-Evans, Simon C.

Authors

Ailsa McGiveron

Sally Foster

Joanne Pearce

Moira A. Taylor

Sarah McMullen

Simon C. Langley-Evans



Abstract

Background: Antenatal obesity in pregnancy is associated with complications of pregnancy and poor obstetric outcomes. Although most guidance on pregnancy weight is focused on the pre-pregnancy period, pregnancy is widely viewed as a period where women are open to lifestyle change to optimise their health.

Method: The hospital-based Bumps and Beyond intervention invited all pregnant women with a BMI of over 35 kg/m2 to take part in a programme of health education around diet and exercise, accompanied by one-to-one guidance and monitoring of dietary change. This service evaluation compares 89 women who completed at a programme of 7 sessions with healthy lifestyle midwives and advisors (intervention) with a group of 89 women who chose not to attend (non-intervention).

Results: Weight gain in the intervention group (4.5±4.6 kg) was less than in the non-intervention group (10.3±4.4 kg) between antenatal booking and 36 weeks gestation (

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 9, 2014
Journal Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Print ISSN 0952-3871
Electronic ISSN 0952-3871
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue S1
APA6 Citation McGiveron, A., Foster, S., Pearce, J., Taylor, M. A., McMullen, S., & Langley-Evans, S. C. (2014). Limiting antenatal weight gain improves maternal health outcomes in severely obese pregnant women: findings of a pragmatic evaluation of a midwife-led intervention. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 28(S1), doi:10.1111/jhn.12240
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12240
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jhn.12240/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: McGiveron A., Foster S., Pearce J., Taylor M.A., McMullen S. & Langley-Evans S.C. (2015) Limiting antenatal weight gain improves maternal health outcomes in severely obese pregnant women: findings of a pragmatic evaluation of a midwife-led intervention. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 28 (Suppl. 1), 29–37, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wi...1111/jhn.12240/abstract

Files

Limiting antenatal weight gain revision 2 marked up copy.pdf (612 Kb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf





You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;