SOLTANI, H. (2009). Obesity in pregnancy: an evidence-based commentary. Evidence based midwifery, 7 (4), 140-142.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
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