HALO research associate Dr. Zach Ferraro gave a presentation at Obstetric Medicine Rounds at the Ottawa Hospital highlighting strategies to help care providers and patients trouble shoot weight-related hurdles throughout pregnancy. Key points include:

  1. Track weight gain progressively throughout pregnancy (both patient and provider)
  2. Acknowledge that both patient and provider must be accountable for outcomes
  3. Ensure the provider encourages and supports SMART behaviour change goals (including healthy caloric intake) to help patients reach desired outcomes

The presentation can be viewed on Dr. Ferraro’s website at www.drferraro.ca

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