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To better understand the experience of weight stigma as experienced by pregnant women with a raised body mass index (BMI) together with the attitudes and beliefs of staff towards people with a raised BMI.
The research objectives:
I qualified as a midwife in 2007 and have worked both clinically and in research. I now work for the Royal College of Midwives as its Research Advisor.
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Cunningham, J, Endacott, R, Gibbons, D (2018) The experiences of pregnant women with a raised Body Mass Index (BMI) regarding their communication with midwives and other healthcare professionals, in British Journal of Midwifery 26, 9