Weight Across the Pregnancy and Postpartum Period
“Promoting Healthy Weight Across the Pregnancy and Postpartum Period”
This project evaluates the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention (HEALTH-P2) to prevent excessive weight gain from pregnancy through 12 months postpartum when disseminated and implemented in real-world settings, through Parents as Teachers. To enhance the impact of HEALTH-P2, the study also evaluates implementation outcomes from the training curriculum (implementation strategy) and external validity when HEALTH-P2 is implemented within this national home visiting organization. This partnership has potential for significant impact on obesity and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Behavioral - HEALTH-P2
The HEALTH-P2 curriculum includes evidence based lifestyle change strategies to prevent excess gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention embedded within and delivered as part of home visits.
Behavioral - Usual Care
The Foundational (usual care) curriculum uses a strength-based, solution-focused model to provide parents with child development knowledge and parenting support, empowering parents as their child's first and most influential teacher.
Promoting Healthy Weight Across the Pregnancy and Postpartum Period Through Dissemination of an Evidence Based Intervention