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Ask if you can start the conversation about weight

This brochure indexes information on eating well and staying active during pregnancy

As a health professional, you may experience a range of barriers when raising the subject of weight with your patients and initiate conversations about treatment strategies.

Your patients may also be reluctant to raise the subject. They may have attempted weight loss with little success, faced weight bias or felt stigmatised by people and society. That’s why when patients present with weight outside the healthy range, you should not assume that it is an issue for which they want to seek your medical assistance.

Ask if you can start the conversation about weight