Obesity in pregnancy

CPD hours:
2

In Australia, obesity in pregnancy is one of the most significant concerns for maternity care clinicians, effecting approximately half of all new pregnancies. The onset of adverse events related to maternal obesity can occur at any stage of pregnancy including preconception, during antenatal care, intrapartum, and postpartum.

Midwives and nurses involved in maternal health in the community and primary health care setting will regularly provide care to women who are either pregnant or hoping to become pregnant and who are also obese. It is essential that nurses and midwives understand obesity during pregnancy and how they can assist and advise women in a positive, supportive, and empowering way.

This module is brief and provides an overview of the risks associated with obesity during pregnancy. It is directed at all midwives and any nurse involved in the care of women who are pregnant or seeking to become pregnant.

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At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand the health risks associated with obesity during pregnancy.  
  • Understand the impact of maternal obesity on neonates.
  • Describe the patient education initiatives that may be taken to assist women who are obese during pregnancy.

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