Managing Weight in Pregnancy (MAGIC)
It is well known that being overweight or obese increases the risk of health problems, and that many people find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Worryingly the rise in obesity is greater in women than in the male population. One possible reason for this is that some women gain too much weight during their pregnancy and find it difficult to lose this weight after the birth of their baby. For example, women who gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy have been shown to be more likely to carry excess that weight at 1 and 15 years after pregnancy, compared to women who gained the recommended amount of weight.
There are currently no evidence-based guidelines in the UK for how weight should be managed during pregnancy. For these reasons, it is really important that we understand the factors affecting weight management before, during and after pregnancy.
The aim of this research is therefore to find successful approaches to help women manage their weight before, during and after pregnancy. This will be completed by understanding the knowledge, attitudes, experiences and expectations of women during and after pregnancy and to identify the factors (e.g. diet, physical activity, poor social network etc.) which influence body weight. This will enable us to suggest better strategies for promoting healthy weight changes during and after pregnancy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Other
|Official Title:||A Longitudinal Study Exploring Factors Influencing Weight Gain During Pregnancy and Subsequent Weight Loss and Retention up to One Year Postpartum|
- Weight change during pregnancy and postnatal period [ Time Frame: 18 months +/- 2 months ]To determine the weight change during pregnancy and postnatal period related to pre-pregnancy weight
- Secondary outcomes [ Time Frame: 18 months +/- 2 months ]Expectations for weight change during and after pregnancy, their experiences of antenatal care and knowledge of recommendations, and their diet and levels of physical activity
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01770522
|Univeristy of Nottingham Hospital|
|Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG7 2UH|
|Principal Investigator:||Preeti H Jethwa, PhD||University of Nottingham|
|Principal Investigator:||Helen Budge, PhD||Queens Medical Centre|