Weight Management for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes (Healthy Moms)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 31, 2009
Results First Posted : July 9, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2015
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:
This study will examine the safety and effectiveness of a dietary intervention in pregnant women. Women who are obese will be invited to participate. The control arm will receive routine prenatal care and one in-person nutritional and dietary counseling session to promote healthy eating during their pregnancy. The intervention arm will receive a more intensive dietary program that will include in-person counseling and group support sessions. The goal of the intervention will be weight maintenance (weight at 2 weeks after delivery should be within 3% of baseline weight) and avoidance of postpartum weight retention

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Pregnancy Behavioral: Weight Management Other: Usual Care Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 118 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Weight Management for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Usual Care
This arm will receive one additional nutrition counseling session that typically received in the health system. This arm will be compared to our intervention group
Other: Usual Care
Standard nutrition counseling from Health Plan
Experimental: Weight Management Counseling
In-person and group session counseling
Behavioral: Weight Management
Two individual counseling session on nutrition and once weekly group sessions including use of food diaries for the remaining weeks of their pregnancy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maternal Weight Change [ Time Frame: baseline to 2 weeks post partum ]
    We chose the weight at 2 weeks postpartum, rather than at an end point during pregnancy, to avoid the contribution of products of conception, maternal edema, and increased maternal blood volume to the weight gain.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pregnancy Weight Change [ Time Frame: baseline to 34 weeks gestation ]
  2. Large for Gestational Age (LGA) [ Time Frame: At birth ]
    Large-for-gestational-age defined as weight greater than the 90th percentile for gestational age at birth.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI 30 or more
  • Less than 20 weeks gestation
  • member of Kaiser Permanente Northwest (NW)
  • receive pre-natal care at Kaiser Permanente NW
  • speaks English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no current treatment for cancer
  • no bariatric surgery
  • no current renal disease
  • no multiple birth anticipated
  • no hyperemesis requiring hospitalization
  • no diabetes (type 1 or 2)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00950235

United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Principal Investigator: Victor J Stevens, PhD Kaiser Permanente