An exploration of obese pregnant women's views of being referred by their midwife to a weight management service

Patel, Chloe, Atkinson, Lou and Olander, Ellinor K. (2013). An exploration of obese pregnant women's views of being referred by their midwife to a weight management service. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 4 (4), pp. 139-140.

Abstract

Midwives have previously reported concerns about discussing and referring obese pregnant women to weight management services, with some women stating that this referral can be upsetting. The current study interviewed obese women who had declined a weight management service during pregnancy to explore if it was the referral process that made them decline the service. Fifteen women participated and reported that being informed about and referred to a service by their midwife was acceptable to them. Participants also mentioned they would expect this information from their midwife. No participants reported being upset by this referral.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2013.10.006
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: © 2013, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gestational weight management,Maternal obesity,Midwife,Pregnancy,Service,Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Maternity and Midwifery
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Published Date: 2013-12
Authors: Patel, Chloe
Atkinson, Lou ( 0000-0003-1613-3791)
Olander, Ellinor K.

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