Pregnancy and overweight

Overweight and obesity in pregnancy: a review of the evidence

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer R. Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and Prairie Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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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Available online.
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ISBN # 978-0-9810459-5-5
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Includes bibliographical references.

Weight expectations: experiences and needs of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
Tanya Barber
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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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Available to download for free from their website.
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-0-9810459-6-2

Expert panel report on women & alcohol: Alcohol treatment services for Ontario women

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Paper
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Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Report on the The Expert Panel on Women and Alcohol that worked to identify the current supports available to Ontario women, current best practices, and key recommendations regarding treatment services for women with problematic alcohol use. Delivers four key messages:  Young women are drinking at progressively higher levels and are at increased risk for experiencing alcohol-related problems; Ontario has effective gender-sensitive treatment services, but services are not available to women in all regions of the province; stigma is a major barrier for women needing treatment for alcohol misuse and interferes with women seeking help; and better guidance and training for primary care should be a focus for immediate improvement.

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Visit their website to download or order a copy.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Preventing heavy alcohol use among girls and young women: practical tools and resources for practitioners and girls’ programmers

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ginny Gonneau
Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A list of print and multimedia resources related to prevention of heavy alcohol use by girls and young women, for practitioners, girls’ group programmers, and anyone else who may find these resources helpful. Presents current resources for starting a conversation about drinking with girls using video clips, becoming aware of the influences on girls’ alcohol use, and the health risks of early and heavy drinking, and offering holistic, girl-centered, health promotion/prevention programming.

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Girls, young women and alcohol (webinar)

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Nancy Poole
Ginny Gonneau
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A webinar recording on how girls empowerment groups can play a role in prevention of heavy alcohol use by girls and young women. Nancy Poole and Ginny Gonneau shared research on: current trends in binge drinking by girls and young women, key influences on girls' alcohol use, girl-specific health impacts of early and heavy alcohol use, and resources that may useful in your health promotion/ prevention work.

Also includes links to presentation slides as well as the resource Preventing heavy alcohol use among girls and young women: practical tools and resources for practitioners and girls’ programmers.

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