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NDR-UK Ref No: 9365
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: PiL  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 12/10
Last Review: 08/14
Next Review: 08/17

A simple guide on how to use activity to help manage your weight during pregnancy. For women with a BMI of 25 or over at the start of their pregnancy.

Classification: PiL (Patient Information Leaflet)

Enforcement of healthy eating messages for self-management - advice is easily understood requiring no additional explanation.

This range aims to minimise weight gain during pregnancy.

Target Group will understand:

  • that minimising weight gain will:
    - reduce complications for them such as impaired glucose tolerance, gestational diabetes, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, thrombo-embolism and death
    - improve gestational diabetes management
    - help to reduce hypertension and its related complications
    - reduce complications for their baby such as macrosomia, congenital abnormality, childhood and later life obesity, and foetal death
    - improving long-term health benefits, including returning to pre-pregnancy weight, future fertility, ability to breast feed, mental health etc.
  • how to make simple lifestyle changes for Target Group and their family via a balanced diet and increased activity for long-term health
  • the benefits of breast feeding for Target Group and their child.
  • Active living: keeping active during and after pregnancy, NHS Health Scotland (2004)
  • Brown A. Avery A. Healthy weight management during pregnancy: what advice and information is being provided. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (2012) 25;4:378-387
  • CMACE/RCOG Joint Guideline Management of Women with Obesity in Pregnancy (2010).
  • Dietary interventions and physical activity interventions for weight management before, during and after pregnancy. Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Public Health Guidance PH27, (2010).
  • Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom. Report on Health and Social Subjects No. 41. HMSO, London Department of Health (1991)
  • Heslehurst N.Newham J. Maniatopoulos G. Fleetwood C. Robalino C. Rankin J. Implementation of pregnancy weight management and obesity guidelines: A meta-synthesis of healthcare professionals' barriers and facilitators using the Theoretical Domains Framework Obesity reviews (2014)15;6: 462-486
  • Improving the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low-income households National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2008)Public Health Guidance 11
  • Johnson M. Campbell F. Messina J.Preston L et al Weight management during pregnancy: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Midwifery (2013) 29;12:1287-96
  • Position of the American Dietetic Association and American Society for Nutrition: Obesity, Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcomes. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. (2009)109. DOI: 0.1016/j.jada.2009.03.020
  • Ready, Steady, Baby (accessed 31/07/14) NHS Health Scotland
  • Have a healthy diet in pregnancy (accessed 31/07/14) NHS Choices
  • Soltani H. Dietary interventions more effective than physical activity or mixed interventions for weight management during pregnancy. Evidence-based medicine (2013) 18;2: e12
  • Special Issue: Saving Mothers’ Lives: Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer: 2006–2008. The Eighth Report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom British journal obstetrics and gynaecology (2011) 118;S1:1-203
  • Stotland NE. Obesity and Pregnancy, British Medical Journal (2008);337:a2450
  • Vesco K. Leo M. Gillman M. et al Impact of a weight management intervention on pregnancy outcomes among obese women: The Healthy Moms Trial American journal of obstetrics and gynaecology (2013) 208;1supp1:S352
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Carbs and Cals Weight Management Teaching Presentation

An extremely helpful resource designed specifically for healthcare professionals teaching calorie counting, portion control and healthy eating. Includes fun photo-based quiz.

  • Pack size: 1
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9399

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Coping with Common Pregnancy Problems

Coping with Common Pregnancy Problems

Simple hints and tips to help women cope with common pregnancy problems whilst managing their weight. Designed for women with a BMI of 25 or over at the start of their pregnancy.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: PiL
  • NDR-UK ref: 9367

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How Do I Watch My Weight During Pregnancy? (PiL version)

How Do I Watch My Weight During Pregnancy? (PiL version)

A comprehensive diet and lifestyle leaflet for women with a BMI of 25 or over at the start of their pregnancy. Suitable for patient reference without consultation.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: PiL
  • NDR-UK ref: 9363

Price per pack