How do women feel about being weighed during pregnancy? A qualitative exploration of the opinions and experiences of postnatal women

Authors:  Allen-Walker,V.  Mullaney, L. Turner, M.J. Woodside, J.V. Holmes, V.A. McCartney, D.M.A. & McKinley, M.

Source: Midwifery Journal
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.12.006

Objective: to explore routine weighing in antenatal care and weight management in pregnancy with women who have been weighed during pregnancy.

Highlights:

  • Women expect to be weighed during pregnancy.
  • No evidence of anxiety as a result of weighing during pregnancy.
  • Women want more information on gestational weight gain.
  • Women think that health professionals are ideally placed to provide advice.

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