Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

A self-learning experience anytime, anywhere

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn how to effectively discuss weight gain with pregnant women. You will be presented with practical tips, evidence-based research from the most recent Health Canada and Institute of Medicine recommendations, as well as the latest study findings from innovative projects being conducted right here in Alberta. We have consulted with both women and health care providers across the province to shape this program.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing the e-learning course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the influence of pre-pregnancy weight and pregnancy weight gain on maternal, infant and child health outcomes
  • Apply Health Canada’s Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines
  • Utilize resources to support and counsel women on healthy weight gain during pregnancy
  • Apply strategies for providing tailored and woman-centered care to support women in gaining a healthy weight throughout pregnancy
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This online course is free for your access in our CME e-learning portal.  

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CME Credits

This Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Participants may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

You may also perform Linking Learning exercises around a question you ask yourself as a result of learning from this program at http://www.cfpc.ca/Linking_Learning_exercises/. Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits.