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


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.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences
Additional Information: © 2013, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gestational weight management,Maternal obesity,Midwife,Pregnancy,Service,Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Maternity and Midwifery
Publication ISSN: 1877-5764
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 08:32
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 10:57
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2013-12
Authors: Patel, Chloe
Atkinson, Lou (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1613-3791)
Olander, Ellinor K.



Version: Accepted Version

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