A Qualitative Study of Factors Affecting Pregnancy Weight Gain in African American Women

Maternal and Child Health Journal , 05/16/2012

Awareness of the maternal and fetal benefits of healthy eating was high. Commonly cited barriers to healthy eating include cravings and availability of unhealthy foods. The majority of women were motivated to engage in healthy behaviors during pregnancy. However, the interviews also uncovered a number of misconceptions and barriers that can serve as future intervention messages and strategies.

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