Preventing Excessive Weight Gain among Publicly Insured Pregnant Women

@article{Rosenbloom2011PreventingEW,
  title={Preventing Excessive Weight Gain among Publicly Insured Pregnant Women},
  author={Laura Rosenbloom and Elizabeth Buchert and Rosanne Vasiloff and Joe Feinglass and X. Dam Dong and Melissa A Simon},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={1066-1070}
}
The purpose of this study is to develop an intervention to help women meet weight gain goals during pregnancy. From 2007 to 2008, pregnant women were recruited at a clinic in Chicago. Intervention participants received an educational pamphlet at their first prenatal visit. At follow up visits, provider counseling was encouraged via a weight gain trend graph and targeted feedback checklist. The primary outcome was the total weight gained over the course of prenatal care. We analyzed 57… CONTINUE READING
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