Preferences for postpartum lifestyle counseling among women sharing an increased cardiovascular and metabolic risk: a focus group study

Meeke Hoedjes, Durk Berks, Ineke Vogel, Johannes J Duvekot, Anke Oenema, Arie Franx, Eric A P Steegers, Hein Raat

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe women's preferences for postpartum lifestyle counseling after a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and/or gestational diabetes.

METHODS: Thirty-six women who had experienced these pregnancy complications participated in six focus group interviews.

RESULTS: All women expressed a need for participation in postpartum lifestyle counseling. They preferred participation to be tailored to individual preferences. A combination of face-to-face counseling supported by computer-tailored lifestyle advice appealed to them.

CONCLUSION: Postpartum lifestyle counseling aimed at these women should be tailored to individual needs and preferences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalHypertension in pregnancy
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Counseling
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Postnatal Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular

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