Navigation Links
Prenatal health-care providers inconsistent in weight-gain counseling
Date:3/23/2010

A new study from UCSF shows that prenatal health care professionals are concerned about patients' excessive weight gain during pregnancy but have difficulty providing effective counseling.

Rates of excessive weight gain during pregnancy, which is associated with short- and long-term adverse health outcomes for mothers and children, have increased in the United States according to the researchers. Health care providers agree that weight gain is an important topic to broach with pregnant women, yet the researchers identified inconsistent counseling styles among clinicians as well as barriers preventing doctors and nurses from discussing the issue. Barriers include insufficient training, concern about the sensitivity of the topic and the perception that counseling is ineffective.

Study findings will be reported in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Women's Health and are available online this month at http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/jwh.2009.1462 .

"Clinicians in the study raised concerns about shaming or stressing pregnant women, and often wait for patients to raise the question of proper weight gain. Many providers especially physicians also said they lacked education in weight management issues," said Naomi E. Stotland, MD, lead author of the study and assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy are widely accepted by professional medical organizations. However, several providers said they did not proactively share the ranges with patients. Another clinician intentionally advised weight gain above the guidelines to avoid causing the patient anxiety and another thought the IOM weight gain guidelines are too high.

Of more than four million births annually in the United States, nearly 6
'/>"/>

Contact: Karin Rush-Monroe
Karin.Rush-Monroe@ucsf.edu
415-476-2557
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Is prenatal screening for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy too costly?
2. Good parenting triumphs over prenatal stress
3. Sex-based prenatal brain differences found
4. How to deliver the news? New advice for doctors diagnosing prenatal Down syndrome
5. Prenatal meth exposure linked to abnormal brain development
6. Microarray analysis improves prenatal diagnosis
7. Low sperm count may be associated with prenatal testosterone excess
8. Moderate prenatal exposure to alcohol and stress in monkeys can cause touch sensitivity
9. Trainor Lab characterizes gene essential for prenatal development of nervous system
10. MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns
11. How do race, genetics and health-care disparities affect spread of HIV?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Shenzhen, July 10, 2014---A team of researchers from The ... have identified a gene of wild soybean linked to ... to grow in saline soil. This study published online ... to unveil novel genomic information for crop improvement. , ... to domestication and human selection, cultivated soybeans have less ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way ... called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through ... synapses using the flat surface of their computer ... studies orders of magnitude more efficient, saving time, ... many areas of experimental biology. The software and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Evidence exists that cannabinoid receptor type 1 ... Ca2+ influx, and reduce neurotransmitter release. However, ... 1 can increase extracellular Ca2+ influx and ... his team, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji ... Technology, China used whole cell voltage-clamp and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BGI reports a novel gene for salt tolerance found in wild soybean 2Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images 2
... Of Southern California School Of Dentistry have uncovered another clue ... leads to palate formation. Cleft palate is one ... out of every 700 live births. Clefts are more common ... males are twice as likely to have a cleft lip, ...
... record biometric revenues and profitability, WALL, N.J., ... BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and,finger-based ... and strong revenue growth for its second quarter,ended ... operations for the quarter ended June 30,2008 was ...
... As people age, their cells become less efficient at ... of toxic material that is especially pronounced in Alzheimer,s, Parkinson,s ... first time, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine ... entire organ the liver and shown that, as ...
Cached Biology News:USC researchers identify alternate pathway that leads to palate development 2USC researchers identify alternate pathway that leads to palate development 3BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008 2BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008 3BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008 4BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008 5In scientific first, Einstein researchers correct decline in organ function associated with old age 2In scientific first, Einstein researchers correct decline in organ function associated with old age 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the ... Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Transfection is ... or RNA) into cells. This technology helps the cells ... protein metabolism by affecting the nuclear genes. The transfection ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Cayenne Medical, ... specializing in the soft tissue reconstruction segment, announced ... System for surgeries involving the shoulder and extremities. ... a novel, inserter-controlled deployment method. The unique delivery ... deployment, anchor pull-out, or anchor displacement (also commonly ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Terascala, the industry leader in ... a former vice president of product management for Flexera ... of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined with leading compute ... highest performance and most reliable solutions for processing big ... channel expansion and broaden its product portfolio. His leadership ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Senior supply chain ... professional associations, addressed the challenges of “Reducing Cost, Lead ... Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the partnership of the ... Supply Chain Management Institute ( SCMI) of the ... June 24 at the Kroc Institute of Peace and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:International Transfection Technology Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 3Terascala Expands Executive Team 2Terascala Expands Executive Team 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4
... Fla., April 9 Cryo-Cell International, Inc. ... world,s largest and most established family cord blood banks, ... 28, 2009. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter ... approximately $4.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal ...
... the release of it,s advanced nutritional supplement, Caplex, ... a unique patent pending formulation created by ... provides cancer patients a comprehensive source of the ... on results accumulated from medical research. Impressive changes ...
... NANTONG, China, April 8 Sinobiopharma Pharmaceutical Group ... the appointment of Ms. Yan Tan as Director ... Co., Ltd., Netherlands. She served as a China-based ... sold to Schering-Plough. Prior to Organon, Ms. Tan ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 2Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 3Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 4Cancer Fighting Nutrition Supplement, Caplex, Offers Cancer Patients A New All-Natural Treatment Option 2Sinobiopharma, Inc. Appoints New Director of Marketing 2
Request Info...
Request Info...
Epi-Grids™ Colony Grid Templates are easy-to-use griding templates that allow rapid organization of colonies from initial screening plates and for preparing precise master plates....
Competitors to lower non-specific signal...
Biology Products: