Have You Given Birth In The Past 5 Years?

Have You Given Birth In The Past 5 Years? from JuggernautPT

By: JuggernautPT  05-Jul-2013
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University of Newcastle researchers are asking new mums to reflect on their pregnancy and post-birth experience to help researchers design a healthy lifestyle program for other mothers-to-be. Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, a senior lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, said the University of Newcastle is calling for women who have given birth in the last five years to tell them what they think about the need for advice on nutrition, lifestyle behaviours and weight change during pregnancy and once their baby is born. ‘We know that it’s very common for women to gain weight during the years when they’re having children and raising a family. While they’re also very short on time, many do use the internet to seek advice on a range of things. However, we don’t know how they feel about this weight gain or whether they received enough advice and support’ said MacDonald-Wicks. ‘Mums know best and we want to find out what advice new mothers have received and what advice they wish they had received on healthy weight gain during pregnancy, as well as ways to assist with losing weight once the baby is born. The results of this survey will help our researchers develop a healthy lifestyle program for new mothers. This builds on the leading research the University of Newcastle has done in nutrition and dietetics that has led it to receiving a ‘5’ rating of ‘well above world standard in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia’.’ If you are between the ages of 18 to 40 years and have given birth in the past five years, you are invited to take part in the survey atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/whatwomenwant100 until 12 June – by doing so you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 Big W/Woolworths gift vouchers to the value of $50. Source: University of Newcastle

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