Effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes: meta-analysis of randomised evidence.

July 3, 2012

Source: BMJ, 2012, 344, e2088.

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 Date of publication: 17th May, 2012.

 Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This is a meta-analysis of 44 RCTs  related to the effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes found that lifestyle and dietary interventions in pregnancy can reduce maternal gestational weight gain, but noted that there was no significant overall effect on outcomes related to foetal weight.

 Length of publication: 15 pages.

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New partnership to help with weight issues

February 21, 2012

Source: Midwives Magazine

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Date of publication: 30th January, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Slimming World have come together in a new initiative aimed at supporting pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to maintain a healthy weight by eating well and taking moderate exercise during pregnancy and the post-natal period. 

Length of publication: 1 webpage. 


Fat, pregnant or both?

September 16, 2011

Title: Fat, pregnant or both?

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 26th August, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: Pregnancy is said to be a time when women pay more attention to their diet, but many still become overweight during this time.  Bridget Benelam from the British Nutrition Foundation states that there needs to be clearer weight control advice for women during pregnancy, suggesting that NICE guidelines issued last year are not enough.

Length of publication: 1 page.

 Acknowledgement: Follow this link to access the NICE guidance referred to in this article.


Does “eating for two” make mums gain weight?

June 6, 2011

Title: Does “eating for two” make mums gain weight?

Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 18 May 2011.

Publication type: Website.

In a nutshell: This article takes a closer look at the original research behind recent reports that “eating for two” in pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of life-long obesity for women.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: Click here to read the full text of the original research article.


Can your pregnancy diet ‘make your child fat’?

April 26, 2011

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: 25 April, 2011.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: This article looks behind the headlines related to a  recent study on maternal diet and its influence upon the offspring, examining the original research and its findings.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Acknowledgement: Follow this link to read the BBC News item in full.  Follow this link to read the abstract of the original research paper.  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Preventing excessive gestational weight gain: a systematic review of interventions.

December 1, 2010

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2010, 11 (11) p.757-768.

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Date of publication: November, 2010.

Publication type: journal article.

In a nutshell: A 10 year review to identify and evaluate the effects of key variables designed to modify risk factors associated with excessive weight gain in pregnant women. The authors suggest that psychological factors associated with weight gain in pregnancy as well as behavioural changes would merit further future study.

Length of publication: 12 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


 


Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index explains infant’s weight and BMI at 14 months: results from a multi-ethnic birth cohort study

July 27, 2009

Source: Archive of Disease in Childhood, 2009, 94 (8) pp.587-595

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Date of publication: March 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: To investigate the association between (self-reported) maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (pBMI), and child’s weight, height and BMI at age 14 months.

Length of publication: 9 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.