Journal article

Women's opinions on being weighed at routine antenatal visits

FC Brownfoot, M-A Davey, L Kornman

BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the opinions of pregnant women regarding their weight gain and to assess the level of satisfaction and anxiety provoked by being weighed in clinic. DESIGN: Questionnaires were given to women participating in a randomised controlled trial comparing routine weighing in the antenatal clinic with standard care. SETTING: A tertiary hospital antenatal clinic in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: In all, 782 healthy pregnant women participated in the randomised controlled trial and 586 responded to the questionnaire. METHODS: A questionnaire was offered to all participants at 36 weeks of gestation gauging their satisfaction with their weight gain during pregnancy. The interventi..

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