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Pregnancy and Obesity: Establishing Agreement for Better Care

What is PRO-SAFER?

PRO-SAFER is an international collaboration to establish scientific and clinical consensus on the most relevant risk factors and clinical management recommendations for the care of pregnant women who are obese. Clinical risk factors can be used to triage pregnant women with obesity into groups that are at higher or lower risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Established clinical practice guidelines regarding the care of pregnant women who are obese provide a roadmap for management of care in both high and low-risk groups. Establishing clinical consensus among experts in the field of obstetric care will lead to the formulation of a relevant triaging tool and provision of recommendations regarding evidence-based best practice care.

We invite you to participate

We are working to utilize this agreement to build a triaging tool and a best-care roadmap. The triaging tool will help practitioners to early identify pregnancies that are at a higher risk of complications, and the best-care roadmap will provide evidence-based recommendations to manage pregnancies in obese women. To do this, we are conducting a modified Delphi questionnaire among expert clinicians and researchers on a set of risk factors and best practice guidelines gathered from two systematic reviews. If you have clinical or research expertise in the area, we would love to hear from you.

Register as a panelist

If you would like to participate, please contact PRO-SAFER with your contact information and we will follow up with you shortly. To register as a panelist you need to be either: a clinician with experience in managing pregnant women who are obese, or a researcher with experience in conducting research regarding pregnant women who are obese.

Principal investigator:

Dr. Laura Gaudet

Dr. Laura Gaudet, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCS

Funded by: CIHR

For further information, please contact PRO-SAFER.

Last updated on: March 12th, 2019