Advice given by community members to pregnant women: a mixed methods study

2016 (Completed)

Bianca A. Verma, Lauren P. Nichols, Melissa A. Plegue, Michelle H. Moniz, Manisha Rai, and Tammy Chang

Smoking and excess weight gain during pregnancy have been shown to have serious health consequences for both mothers and their infants. Advice from friends and family on these topics influences pregnant women’s behaviors. The purpose of our study was to compare the advice that community members give pregnant women about smoking versus the advice they give about pregnancy weight gain.

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