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Antenatal weight management: diet, physical activity, and gestational weight gain in early pregnancy (2017)
Journal Article
Swift, J. A., Elliott-Sale, K. J., Pearce, J., Jethwa, P. H., Taylor, M. A., Avery, A., …McMullen, S. (2017). Antenatal weight management: diet, physical activity, and gestational weight gain in early pregnancy. Midwifery, 49, doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.01.016. ISSN 0266-6138

Objective to investigate women's physical activity levels, diet and gestational weight gain, and their experiences and motivations of behavior change. Design analysis of cross-sectional data collected during a longitudinal, cohort study examin... Read More

Antenatal weight management: women’s experiences, behaviours, and expectations of weighing in early pregnancy (2016)
Journal Article
Swift, J. A., Pearce, J., Jethwa, P., Taylor, M. A., Avery, A., Ellis, S., …McMullen, S. (2016). Antenatal weight management: women’s experiences, behaviours, and expectations of weighing in early pregnancy. Journal of Pregnancy, doi:10.1155/2016/8454759. ISSN 2090-2727

The current emphasis on obstetric risk management helps to frame gestational weight gain as problematic and encourages intervention by healthcare professionals. However pregnant women have reported confusion, distrust, and negative affect associated... Read More