Obesity in pregnancy: an evidence-based commentary

SOLTANI, H. (2009). Obesity in pregnancy: an evidence-based commentary. Evidence based midwifery, 7 (4), 140-142.

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Abstract

Background: Obesity is a growing problem for women of reproductive age and about one fifth of pregnant women in the UK are obese.

Aim: To explore the literature and provide an evidence-based commentary on maternal obesity during pregnancy and its effects on birth outcomes. The effectiveness of weight management strategies are also reviewed.

Findings and conclusions: Considering the rising rates of obesity and the strong evidence for the severity of adverse outcomes of obesity in pregnancy, further high-quality research evidence is required to identify short- and long-term outcomes of weight management strategies during pregnancy. More robust guidelines for the management of weight gain during pregnancy are also required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: birth outcome, evidence-based midwifery, obesity, pregnancy, weight gain
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Sarah Ward
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 16:34
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2010 16:34
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1235

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