Journal article

Routine weighing to reduce excessive antenatal weight gain: a randomised controlled trial

FC Brownfoot, M-A Davey, L Kornman

BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess whether routinely weighing women at each antenatal visit leads to a difference in gestational weight gain and weight gain within the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Antenatal clinics in a tertiary obstetric hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: Healthy women were enrolled during their antenatal booking visit if they were between 18 and 45 years of age, were <21 weeks' gestation with a singleton pregnancy. METHODS: The intervention was weighing at each antenatal clinic appointment followed by counselling by their treating clinician according to IOM gestational weight gain guidelines. The control group had..

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