Journal of Pregnancy / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Self-Reported Nutrition Education Received by Australian Midwives before and after Registration

Table 2

Nutrition information/education details.

Nutrition education details%

The providers of nutrition
 Midwives17667.4
 Dietitians/nutritionists14756.3
 Obstetricians or other doctors3613.8
6424.5
 I do not know259.6
Nutrition topics covered in the
 Topics of nutrition during pregnancy
  Nutrition during pregnancy, for example, the role of folate, iodine, or calcium20678.9
  Alcohol and pregnancy20177.0
  The healthy range of weight gain required for pregnant women during different stages of pregnancy19675.1
  Nutrition-related issues such as managing nausea, constipation, or heartburn17868.2
  Food safety and preparation during pregnancy (e.g., listeria)17466.7
  Nutrition for breastfeeding17366.3
  Nutrition management of gestational diabetes16462.8
  Managing weight during pregnancy11544.1
  Reviewing diet for nutrition requirements of pregnancy11142.5
  Nutrition during pregnancy and different cultural groups5420.7
  Nutrition and teenage pregnancy5420.7
 Topics of general nutrition
  General nutrient information, e.g. the role of vitamins and minerals in the body12447.5
  General food safety9536.4
  General nutrition, for example, prevention of chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart diseases4617.6
  103.8

n = 261 (only midwives who received nutrition information/education during midwifery education or after registration answered this section). Multiple responses allowed. “Other” included self-directed learning (through internet, media, reading books, journals, and attending conferences), complementary therapists (such as naturopaths and homeopaths), chiropractors, diabetes educators, midwives (colleagues, lecturers, and presenters in conferences or online) drug companies representatives, drug and alcohol staff and nurses, nutrition experts, kinesiologists, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) course educators, governmental organisations, health promotion officers, and interaction with pregnant women. “Other” included nutrition for newborn and infants, nutrition during labour and after birth (especially for women from different cultural backgrounds such as Asian, Muslim, and African women), nutrition for vegetarians and vegans, nutrition for fertility, nutrition for alleviating symptoms such as thrush, eczema, and allergies, nutrition for preconception, the impact of maternal nutrition on child health, and the effects of socioeconomic factors on nutrition status, supplements, and organic food.

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