Hello Community Members,
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Professor working in the North West of England. I am working with colleagues from the Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development. They have asked to help them redesign their offer for women who are over weight or obese in pregnancy. 25% of women in this town have BMI of 25+ and 25% have BMI of 35+
I have a long standing interest in the role of ACEs and later life health outcomes - mostly in MH settings but increasingly across the spectrum of health and social care settings.
Can anyone please point me towards any examples of services or interventions that have helped pre, during or post pregnancy in terms of addressing the ACEs which are likely the underlying causes of the Mother's obesity and other health and social problems?
Ideally I would like to help women address their ACE history pre-conception, but anything that can help women have healthy pregnancies and give their children the best chances of reaching their potential is appreciated.
I hope you can offer me some advice
many thanks and best wishes