Search Resources (English): Pregnancy and overweight, Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)

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Weight expectations: experiences and needs of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/WeightExpectations_exec-sum-Nov12.pdf

Executive summary of a qualitative study that examined women’s experiences with maternity care, including the psychological, emotional, and social implications of overweight and obesity in pregnancy. It also sought to gain knowledge about health care providers’ experiences with maternity care for overweight and obese women to better understand what is required for providing the best care to this group of women. 

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Published: 2012
Overweight and obesity in pregnancy: a review of the evidence  
http://www.pwhce.ca/overweightObesityPregnancy.htm

Focuses on the implications of maternal overweight and obesity, the experiences of pregnant women who are overweight or obese, and the provision of maternity care for overweight or obese women. Highlights that there are significant gaps in our knowledge of the psychological and emotional implications of overweight and obesity throughout pregnancy.

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Published: 2012