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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Factors affecting health behaviours and healthy weight during pregnancy and post-partum
Scientific title
Are we missing opportunities: understanding health behaviours associated with overweight in pregnancy- the New Beginnings Healthy Mothers and Babies Study
Secondary ID [1] 290107 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
pregnancy 300201 0
weight gain 300203 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 300084 300084 0 0
Reproductive Health and Childbirth 300085 300085 0 0
Breast feeding
Public Health 300086 300086 0 0
Health promotion/education

Study type
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Pregnant women planning to deliver a baby at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their health and lifestyle habits, and feeding intentions at 16 and 36 weeks gestation during pregnancy and at 4 months after their baby is born. They will also be weighed at 16 and 36 weeks and have their delivery information gathered from a hospital database.
Intervention code [1] 295853 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
No control group
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 299560 0
Excess gestational weight gain will be defined according to Institute of Medicine Guidelines for each pre-pregnancy BMI
Timepoint [1] 299560 0
36 weeks gestation minus self reported pre-pregnancy weight (reported at 16 weeks)
Primary outcome [2] 299561 0
Exclusive breastfeeding assessed by self administered questionnaire. Complete questionnaire collated for this study. Exclusive breastfeeding assessed using WHO indicators
Timepoint [2] 299561 0
4 months post partum
Primary outcome [3] 299562 0
Breastfeeding intentions measured using the validated Infant Feeding Intentions Scale (self reported questionnaire)
Timepoint [3] 299562 0
36 weeks gestation
Secondary outcome [1] 327508 0
self reported dietary behaviour using the validated Fat and Fibre Behaviour Questionnaire (Reeves M et al)
Timepoint [1] 327508 0
16 weeks and 36 weeks gestation, and 4 months post partum
Secondary outcome [2] 327509 0
Self reported physical activity using the Active Australia survey items
Timepoint [2] 327509 0
16 weeks and 36 weeks gestation, and 4 months post partum

Key inclusion criteria
All women planning to deliver a baby at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital who are less than 20 weeks pregnant
Minimum age
16 Years
Maximum age
45 Years
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Requiring an interpreter to complete questionnaires
pre-existing type 1 or 2 diabetes

Study design
Natural history
Defined population
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
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Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 6622 0
Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital - Herston
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 14243 0
4029 - Herston

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 294475 0
Name [1] 294475 0
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation
Address [1] 294475 0
Butterfield Street
Herston, Qld 4065
Country [1] 294475 0
Funding source category [2] 294476 0
Government body
Name [2] 294476 0
National Health and Medical Research Council
Address [2] 294476 0
Level 1
16 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2601
Country [2] 294476 0
Primary sponsor type
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield Street
Herston, Qld 4029
Secondary sponsor category [1] 293346 0
Name [1] 293346 0
Queensland University of Technology
Address [1] 293346 0
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059
Country [1] 293346 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 295913 0
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 295913 0
Ethics committee country [1] 295913 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 295913 0
Approval date [1] 295913 0
Ethics approval number [1] 295913 0
Ethics committee name [2] 295914 0
Queensland University of Technology
Ethics committee address [2] 295914 0
Ethics committee country [2] 295914 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [2] 295914 0
Approval date [2] 295914 0
Ethics approval number [2] 295914 0

Brief summary
The purpose of this project is to investigate factors associated with healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight gain during pregnancy, maternal feeding practices post partum and how these may differ according to mothers’ pre-pregnancy weight and pregnancy weight gain. What we are interested in are women’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs; factors that help women continue with healthy behaviours once they make changes such as support from family, friends and their health care providers and things that are needed to have a healthy lifestyle such as access to healthy foods, new skills and services.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
de Jersey S.J, Mallan K, Callaway LK, Daniels L, Nicholson JM. A cross sectional comparison of predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors for lifestyle health behaviours and weight gain in healthy and overweight pregnant women. Maternal and Child Health Journal published online July 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10995-016-2148-0

Mallan, K., Sullivan, S., de Jersey S.J., Daniels, L. The relationship between maternal feeding beliefs and practices and perceptions of infant eating behaviours at 4 months. 2016. Appetite (Accepted for publication)

de Jersey S.J, Callaway LK, Daniels L, Nicholson JM. Weight related risk perception among healthy and overweight pregnant women: a cross sectional study. 2015. Journal of Perinatology.

Rametta E, Mallan K, Daniels L, de Jersey S.J. Relationships between maternal overweight prior to pregnancy, feeding mode and infant feeding beliefs and practices. 2015. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Mallan K, Daniels L, de Jersey S.J. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Baby Eating Behaviour Questionnaire in Australian mothers. 2014. Appetite. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.026
de Jersey S.J, Nicholson JM, Callaway LK, Daniels L. An observational study of nutrition and physical activity behaviours, knowledge and advice in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. May 20;13:115, 2013. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-115. (Obstetrics and Gynaecology quartile 1)
de Jersey S.J, Nicholson JM, Callaway LK, Daniels L. A prospective study of pregnancy weight gain in Australian women. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 52;6 545-551, 2012. DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12013
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 68882 0
Dr Susan de Jersey
Address 68882 0
Level 2 James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston, Qld 4029
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Phone 68882 0
Fax 68882 0
Email 68882 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 68883 0
Dr Susan de Jersey
Address 68883 0
Level 2 James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston, Qld 4029
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Phone 68883 0
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Email 68883 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 68884 0
Dr Susan de Jersey
Address 68884 0
Level 2 James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston, Qld 4029
Country 68884 0
Phone 68884 0
Fax 68884 0
Email 68884 0

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