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Table 2 Weight outcomes at follow up

From: Feasibility and acceptability of regular weighing, setting weight gain limits and providing feedback by community midwives to prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy: randomised controlled trial and qualitative study

  Usual care Intervention
Randomised 36   40  
 Withdrawn 0   1  
 Miscarriage 0   2  
 38 week weight not obtained 2   6  
Weight gain (pre-booking to 38 weeks gestation n = 68)
 % exceeding recommended weight gain 10/34 (29.4) 8/34 (23.5)
 Healthy BMI category 2/19 (10.5) 2/18 (11.1)
 Overweight BMI category 8/15 (53.3) 6/16 (37.5)
  Mean (sd) Mean (sd)
 Average total weight gain (kg) 12.1 (5.9) 12.0 (4.5)
 Healthy BMI category 12.6 (5.1) 12.3 (4.0)
 Overweight BMI category 11.6 (7.0) 11.6 (5.1)
 Average weekly weight gain (kg)a 0.4 (0.2) 0.4 (0.2)
 Healthy BMI category 0.4 (0.2) 0.4 (0.1)
 Overweight BMI category 0.3 (0.2) 0.4 (0.2)
Weight gain (pre-booking to 72 hours post delivery n = 69)
 Average Total Weight Gain (kg) 6.6 (5.8) 7.5 (4.7)
 Healthy BMI category 7.1 (5.4) 7.4 (4.4)
 Overweight BMI category 6.0 (6.3) 7.5 (5.2)
Weight gain (pre-booking to 6–8 weeks post delivery n = 65)
 Average total weight gain (kg) 3.1 (5.4) 4.4 (4.5)
 Healthy BMI category 4.0 (4.9) 4.4 (4.0)
 Overweight BMI category 2.0 (5.9) 4.4 (5.1)
  1. aIOM guidance: women in the healthy and overweight BMI categories at the start of pregnancy should gain between 0.35–0.5 and 0.23–0.33 per week of pregnancy