Pregnancy intention, receipt of pre-conception care, and pre-conception weight counseling reported by overweight and obese women in late pregnancy

Publication date: June 2015 Source:Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 6, Issue 2 Author(s): Molly E. Waring , Tiffany A. Moore Simas , Milagros C. Rosal , Sherry L. Pagoto 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.
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

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