Preconception care and barriers to addressing overweight and obesity: a focus on weight loss advice and weight loss strategies

Dekker Nitert, M., Barrett, H. L., de Jersey, S., Matusiak, K., McIntyre, H. D. and Callaway, L. K. (2014). Preconception care and barriers to addressing overweight and obesity: a focus on weight loss advice and weight loss strategies. In Handbook of diet and nutrition in the menstrual cycle, periconception and fertility (pp. 327-342) Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-767-7.020

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Author Dekker Nitert, M.
Barrett, H. L.
de Jersey, S.
Matusiak, K.
McIntyre, H. D.
Callaway, L. K.
Title of chapter Preconception care and barriers to addressing overweight and obesity: a focus on weight loss advice and weight loss strategies
Title of book Handbook of diet and nutrition in the menstrual cycle, periconception and fertility
Place of Publication Wageningen, Netherlands
Publisher Wageningen Academic Publishers
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.3920/978-90-8686-767-7.020
Open Access Status
Series Human Health Handbooks
ISBN 9789086862122
9789086867677
ISSN 2212-375X
Volume number 7
Chapter number 20
Start page 327
End page 342
Total pages 16
Total chapters 33
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Obesity in women of childbearing age is on the rise. Obesity in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy complications for the mother, and macrosomia for the baby. Reducing maternal weight prior to pregnancy is difficult to achieve, but reduces the risk for these complications. Diet and lifestyle interventions are usually successful only in the short term. Bariatric surgery has proved to be successful in weight loss prior to pregnancy although it is recommended that maternal weight is stable for more than six months prior to conception. Preconception care visits are opportunities to make women aware of the risks of their body weight on complications of pregnancy, to provide them with accurate information about their body weight and successful weight loss strategies. Current preconception care varies widely in content and health care provider and is currently attracting women higher education levels and a higher disposable income than the general obstetric population. Future preconception care strategies should focus on alternative ways of providing all women with information about the risks of obesity on pregnancy complications but ensure that women with lower levels of education are especially catered for.
Keyword Obesity
Pregnancy
Preconception care
Weight loss
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

 
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