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Weight Management for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes (Healthy Moms)

This study has been completed.
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Kaiser Permanente Identifier:
First received: July 29, 2009
Last updated: August 15, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

This study will examine the safety and effectiveness of a dietary intervention in pregnant women. Women who are obese will be invited to participate. The control arm will receive routine prenatal care and one in-person nutritional and dietary counseling session to promote healthy eating during their pregnancy. The intervention arm will receive a more intensive dietary program that will include in-person counseling and group support sessions. The goal of the intervention will be weight maintenance (weight at 2 weeks after delivery should be within 3% of baseline weight) and avoidance of postpartum weight retention

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Weight Management
Other: Usual Care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Weight Management for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by Kaiser Permanente:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mother weight gain [ Time Frame: baseline to 34 weeks gestation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mother weight gain [ Time Frame: baseline to 2 weeks post partum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Large for Gestational Age baby [ Time Frame: at delivery ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • acceptability of weight management program [ Time Frame: post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 114
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Usual Care
This arm will receive one additional nutrition counseling session that typically received in the health system. This arm will be compared to our intervention group
Other: Usual Care
Standard nutrition counseling from Health Plan
Experimental: Weight Management Counseling
In-person and group session counseling
Behavioral: Weight Management
Two individual counseling session on nutrition and once weekly group sessions including use of food diaries for the remaining weeks of their pregnancy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI 30 or more
  • 12-16 weeks gestation
  • member of Kaiser Permanente Northwest (NW)
  • receive pre-natal care at Kaiser Permanente NW
  • speaks English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no current treatment for cancer
  • no bariatric surgery
  • no current renal disease
  • no multiple birth anticipated
  • no hyperemesis requiring hospitalization
  • no diabetes (type 1 or 2)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00950235

United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
Principal Investigator: Victor J Stevens, PhD Kaiser Permanente
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Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente Identifier: NCT00950235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01HD058061-01A1, 1R01HD058061
Study First Received: July 29, 2009
Last Updated: August 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Kaiser Permanente:
large for gestational age
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