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

Chloe Patel, Lou Atkinson, Ellinor K. Olander*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalSexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Bibliographical note

© 2013, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Keywords

  • Gestational weight management
  • Maternal obesity
  • Midwife
  • Pregnancy
  • Service

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'An exploration of obese pregnant women's views of being referred by their midwife to a weight management service'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this