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Could you help us to continue to deliver ground-breaking research on healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Healthy weigh gain

OVERVIEW 

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust are seeking pregnant women to register their interest in giving feedback on their research.

A previous initiative developed from patient led research was GDm-Health , a smartphone app that helps women with gestational diabetes (GDM) to manage their condition at home, without the need to constantly come into hospital. The women monitor their own biomedical information, with real-time feedback and support from midwives and clinical staff.

Diet and exercise play a very important role in ensuring safer pregnancies and healthier babies. The Chief Medical Officer’s 2015 annual report highlighted serious concerns about the effects of obesity in women before and during pregnancy. The recent increase in obesity among women of reproductive age not only influences their health, but also increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and is likely to compromise their children’s health.

GET involved 

Could you help us to continue to deliver ground-breaking research on healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

To register your interest, please email your name and contact details to: mrr@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk

Our work is supported by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. You can read more here and watch a video of our work on gestational diabetes.