Maternal obesity support services: a qualitative study of the perspectives of women and midwives

January 2011
BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p69
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the qualitative study on the perceptions of pregnant women and midwives related to obesity in pregnancy and ideas for service development. Obesity increases the complications during pregnancy but the effective weight control strategies are limited and inconclusive. Two themes identified in the study were explanations for obesity and weight management and best care for pregnant women.


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