Healthy weight management during pregnancy: what advice and information is being provided

“Advice women receive antenatally on weight gain, diet and exercise is brief and generally not related to weight management. Clearer, more detailed and personalised advice is wanted, particularly on weight gain. A lack of advice and support from healthcare professionals leads women to seek information for themselves from potentially un-regulated sources, and also to feelings of anxiety in some cases.”

Make sure that you get specific and personalized recommendations and information. Physicians, physician assistant, nurses, and nurse practitioners don’t know enough about nutrition and exercise to be that helpful. In that case, get a referral to a dietitian and an exercise physiologist.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01231.x/abstract;jsessionid=9AA9FD3BEABB3A6A6ED876CEA8ACC931.d02t02?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+3+Mar+from+10-13+GMT+for+monthly+maintenance

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