Reprint of characterizing gestational weight gain in a cohort of indigenous Australian women.

Reprint of characterizing gestational weight gain in a cohort of indigenous Australian women. Midwifery. 2018 Dec 14;: Authors: Schumacher TL, Weatherall L, Keogh L, Sutherland K, Collins CE, Pringle KG, Rae KM Abstract OBJECTIVE: to determine the adequacy of gestational weight gain for a cohort of Indigenous Australian women and investigate whether it is associated with pre-pregnancy body mass index. DESIGN: analysis of observational data collected from a longitudinal cohort study that follows Indigenous Australian women through pregnancy. SETTING: women recruited through antenatal clinics in regional and remote towns in NSW, Australia to the Gomeroi gaaynggal program. PARTICIPANTS: 110 pregnant women who either identified as being an Indigenous Australian or as carrying an Indigenous child. MEASUREMENTS AND FINDINGS: measurements included weight and height, self-reported pre-pregnancy weight and smoking status, parity and health conditions that may contribute to gestational weight gain, such as hypertensive or diabetic disorders. Compared to the 2009 Institute of Medicine recommendations for gestational weight gain and based on pre-pregnancy body mass index, the rate of adequate gestational weight gain in this cohort was low (26%). 33% of women had inadequate weight gain and 41% had excessive weight gain. The highest rate of excessive gestational weight gain was found in overweight women (65%), with rates of 39% and 31% found in hea...
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