Promoting Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Study goal is to determine whether behavioral lifestyle intervention during pregnancy can reduce the number of women who exceed the Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy.
It is hypothesized that the intervention will reduce the number of women who exceed weight gain guidelines relative to standard care. The investigators also expect the intervention to reduce the proportion of women exceeding weight gain guidelines in both normal weight and overweight groups.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Promoting Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy|
- Percentage of women above the Institute of Medicine Guidelines for gestational weight gain [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ]Objective measures of weight collected by trained staff on calibrated scales at study entry and after delivery to classify women as above or below the Institute of Medicine Guidelines for gestational weight gain
- Behavioral measures [ Time Frame: 40 weeks ]The Block Food Frequency questionnaire and Paffenbarger physical activity questionnaire will be used to assess diet and exercise behavior.
|Study Start Date:||March 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: control|
Lifestyle intervention delivered during pregnancy
Behavioral lifestyle intervention targeting diet and physical activity to reduce excessive gestational weight gain