Communication with health professionals: The views of pregnant women with a raised BMI

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620812
Title:
Communication with health professionals: The views of pregnant women with a raised BMI
Authors:
Cunningham, Jenny; Endacott, Ruth; Gibbons, Dinah
Abstract:
Background There is evidence that midwives may find discussions about weight difficult with pregnant women with a raised body mass index (BMI). In previous studies, pregnant women have reported a lack of information and negative experiences. Aim To explore the experiences of pregnant women with a raised BMI to investigate if their pregnancies were affected by their interactions with midwives and other health professionals. Methods Women (n=11) were interviewed using an standardised framework. The discussions were recorded and then transcribed. Thematic analysis was used. Findings Three themes emerged from the data: ‘feeling judged’, ‘knowledge gap’ and ‘doing your best’. Conclusion Pregnant women with a raised BMI can feel judged in their communications with midwives and other health professionals. They do not have the information necessary to make informed decisions on their care but they do their best to follow guidelines and have a healthy pregnancy.
Citation:
Communication with health professionals: The views of pregnant women with a raised BMI 2018, 26 (9):598 British Journal of Midwifery
Publisher:
Mark Allen Group
Journal:
British Journal of Midwifery
Issue Date:
2-Sep-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620812
DOI:
10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.598
Additional Links:
http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.598
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0969-4900; 2052-4307
Appears in Collections:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Maternity Services; 2018 RD&E publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Jennyen
dc.contributor.authorEndacott, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Dinahen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-07T08:35:59Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-07T08:35:59Z-
dc.date.issued2018-09-02-
dc.identifier.citationCommunication with health professionals: The views of pregnant women with a raised BMI 2018, 26 (9):598 British Journal of Midwiferyen
dc.identifier.issn0969-4900-
dc.identifier.issn2052-4307-
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.598-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620812-
dc.description.abstractBackground There is evidence that midwives may find discussions about weight difficult with pregnant women with a raised body mass index (BMI). In previous studies, pregnant women have reported a lack of information and negative experiences. Aim To explore the experiences of pregnant women with a raised BMI to investigate if their pregnancies were affected by their interactions with midwives and other health professionals. Methods Women (n=11) were interviewed using an standardised framework. The discussions were recorded and then transcribed. Thematic analysis was used. Findings Three themes emerged from the data: ‘feeling judged’, ‘knowledge gap’ and ‘doing your best’. Conclusion Pregnant women with a raised BMI can feel judged in their communications with midwives and other health professionals. They do not have the information necessary to make informed decisions on their care but they do their best to follow guidelines and have a healthy pregnancy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.598en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Midwifery. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.598.en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Obstetrics. Midwiferyen
dc.titleCommunication with health professionals: The views of pregnant women with a raised BMIen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Midwiferyen
dc.type.versionPublisheden
dc.contributor.institutionMidwife, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust-
dc.contributor.institutionProfessor of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth-
dc.contributor.institutionMidwife, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust-
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