5As of Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

In partnership with Perinatal Services BC, UBC CPD is offering in-person workshops and an online module on how to apply the 5As counselling framework (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist) for healthy pregnancy weight gain to improve health outcomes of pregnant women and their babies. Excessive pregnancy weight gain can increase negative outcomes including caesarean delivery, gestational diabetes, hypertension, high weight infants, as well as child and adolescent overweight and obesity. Physicians will be better able to assist their pregnant patients with nutritional and behaviour strategies and will learn how to create a positive and supportive environment to discuss healthy weight gain.

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