Dr. Jevitt is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida Colleges of Nursing and Medicine. She has practiced full-scope midwifery in the Tampa Bay area for 22 years.
Weight Management in Gynecologic Care
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2005 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 50, Issue 5, pages 427–430, September-October 2005
How to Cite
Jevitt, C. M. (2005), Weight Management in Gynecologic Care. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 50: 427–430. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2005.05.007
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- body mass index;
Body mass index (BMI) should be assessed at every health care visit. Overweight and obesity are associated with higher risks of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, irregular ovulation, infertility, and pregnancy and birth complications. Family planning and annual gynecology examinations give primary care providers the opportunity to share basic weight management guidelines with women. Weight management to normalize BMI or reduce overweight and obesity is vital to reduce future comorbidities. This article demonstrates integration of basic weight management into gynecologic care.