Weight expectations: experiences and needs of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Jennifer Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
Tanya Barber
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
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Halifax, NS

Executive summary of a qualitative study that examined women’s experiences with maternity care, including the psychological, emotional, and social implications of overweight and obesity in pregnancy. It also sought to gain knowledge about health care providers’ experiences with maternity care for overweight and obese women to better understand what is required for providing the best care to this group of women. 

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