Pregnancy intention, receipt of pre-conception care, and pre-conception weight counseling reported by overweight and obese women in late pregnancy
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Department of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Epidemiology | Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Translational Medical Research | Women's Health
We surveyed overweight or obese women receiving prenatal care for a singleton pregnancy at a large academic medical center in 2010. During late pregnancy, women reported pregnancy intentionality and pre-conception weight counseling. Participants (N = 82) had a mean age of 29.7 (SD: 6.3) years, 61% were non-Hispanic white, 47% were nulliparous. Before pregnancy, 45% were overweight and 55% were obese. Forty-eight percent reported that the current pregnancy was planned. Of these women, 36% reported a pre-conception visit. Of these, 29% reported pre-conception weight counseling (5% of sample). Unrealized opportunities exist in the clinical setting for promoting weight management during the childbearing years.
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Citation: Sex Reprod Healthc. 2015 Jun;6(2):110-1. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2015.01.006. Epub 2015 Feb 2. Link to article on publisher's site
Waring, Molly E.; Moore Simas, Tiffany A.; Rosal, Milagros C.; and Pagoto, Sherry L., "Pregnancy intention, receipt of pre-conception care, and pre-conception weight counseling reported by overweight and obese women in late pregnancy" (2015). UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications. 44.