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Pregnancy intention, receipt of pre-conception care, and pre-conception weight counseling reported by overweight and obese women in late pregnancy
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  • Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Milagros C. Rosal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Department of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
Date
6-1-2015
Document Type
Article
Abstract
We surveyed overweight or obese women receiving prenatal care for a singleton pregnancy at a large academic medical center in 2010. During late pregnancy, women reported pregnancy intentionality and pre-conception weight counseling. Participants (N = 82) had a mean age of 29.7 (SD: 6.3) years, 61% were non-Hispanic white, 47% were nulliparous. Before pregnancy, 45% were overweight and 55% were obese. Forty-eight percent reported that the current pregnancy was planned. Of these women, 36% reported a pre-conception visit. Of these, 29% reported pre-conception weight counseling (5% of sample). Unrealized opportunities exist in the clinical setting for promoting weight management during the childbearing years.
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Citation: Sex Reprod Healthc. 2015 Jun;6(2):110-1. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2015.01.006. Epub 2015 Feb 2. Link to article on publisher's site
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PubMed ID
25998880
Citation Information
Molly E. Waring, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Milagros C. Rosal and Sherry L. Pagoto. "Pregnancy intention, receipt of pre-conception care, and pre-conception weight counseling reported by overweight and obese women in late pregnancy" Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2015) ISSN: 1877-5756 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sherry_pagoto/122/