Healthy pregnancy weight gain is an important part of any healthy pregnancy to optimise pregnancy and future health outcomes for mothers and their offspring. Monitoring weight during pregnancy, coupled with a conversation between a woman and her health professional about progress, healthy eating and physical activity is a recommended part of routine care for all women.
This Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby, pregnancy weight gain training is designed to prepare health professionals to engage in respectful conversations about weight and lifestyle and equip them to deliver best practice care consistent with current evidence.
The content has been developed in consultation with a reference group of Queensland health professionals. The suite of online professional development resources is broken down into 7 short modules with a total completion time of 90 minutes. Each module will take around 10-15 minutes to complete including a knowledge check. The training is flexible, allowing learners to do one module and come back later to complete others. A certificate is available on completion of the post–training questionnaire.
This training package is suitable for any member of the multidisciplinary team caring for pregnant women including, midwives, obstetricians, physicians, general practitioners, practice nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, and other allied health practitioners.