Self-weighing is important for weight management in general populations; however its role in optimising gestational weight gain is less clear. Our randomised trial in early pregnancy found regular self-weighing when combined with a self-management intervention, optimised weight gain at 28 weeks gestation (5.66 ? 2.6 kg vs 7.03 ? 3.56 kg, P = 0.02) and reduced postpartum weight retention (-0.57 ? 3.94 kg vs 1.48 ? 5.49 kg, P <0.05) compared with control participants. Results highlight the importance of self-monitoring strategies during pregnancy.
|Pages (from-to)||382 - 385|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|