Obesity and Pregnancy: A Lifestyle Modification Program

ID Number 07-0553

Principal Investigator(s)
Taraneh Shirazian

Department(s) or Division(s)
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science

Description

The purpose of this study is to study to effect of an educational program on body mass index (BMI) in pregnancy for women with a BMI greater to or equal to 30. Obese women are at increased risk for multiple health problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and both non-gynecologic and gynecologic cancers. Enrolled patients attend seminars in which both lifestyle and diet modifications are combined with a peer-centered atmosphere to support women in gaining no more than fifteen pounds during the course of their pregnancies.



Contact Information
Anna Starikovsky
(856) 278-9324
anna.starikovsky@mssm.edu

Recruiting Patients: Yes