Journal article

'Weighty issues' in GP led antenatal care: a qualitative study

Ruth Walker, Tammie ST Choi, Karyn Alexander, Danielle Mazza, Helen Truby

BMC Family Practice | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of women gain weight in excess of gestational weight gain (GWG) recommendations during pregnancy leading to adverse maternal and foetal outcomes and the perpetuation of the cycle of obesity. Antenatal care provided by a general practitioner (GP) in the primary care setting is an important model of care, particularly for women in regional areas where rates of overweight and obesity are highest. The aim of this study is to explore GPs' perceptions and experiences of implementing GWG recommendations in GP-led antenatal care. METHODS: A qualitative exploratory approach recorded GPs' experiences and insights regarding the application of GWG recommendations in practic..

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