Beliefs and practices of First Nation women about weight gain during pregnancy and lactation: implications for women's health.

@article{Vallianatos2006BeliefsAP,
  title={Beliefs and practices of First Nation women about weight gain during pregnancy and lactation: implications for women's health.},
  author={Helen Vallianatos and Erin A Brennand and Kim D Raine and Queenie Stephen and Beatrice Petawabano and David A Dannenbaum and Noreen Willows},
  journal={The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={102-19}
}
Many Cree women in northern Quebec experience excessive weight gain during pregnancy and retain the weight between pregnancies. This contributes to poor maternal-fetal outcomes and increased rates of obesity-related health problems. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore (a) Cree women's perceptions of weight gain in pregnancy and weight loss following pregnancy, (b) the barriers that women face in maintaining a healthy body weight, and (c) the sociocultural context of… CONTINUE READING