Objective. To describe women's preferences for postpartum lifestyle counseling after a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and/or gestational diabetes. Methods. Thirty-six women who had experienced these pregnancy complications participated in six focus group interviews. Results. All women expressed a need for participation in postpartum lifestyle counseling. They preferred participation to be tailored to individual preferences. A combination of face-to-face counseling supported by computer-tailored lifestyle advice appealed to them. Conclusion. Postpartum lifestyle counseling aimed at these women should be tailored to individual needs and preferences.

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Keywords Directive counseling, Focus groups, Lifestyle, Postpartum period
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3109/10641955.2010.486459, hdl.handle.net/1765/25511
Journal Hypertension in Pregnancy
Hoedjes, M, Berks, D, Vogel, I, Duvekot, J.J, Oenema, A, Franx, A, … Raat, H. (2011). Preferences for postpartum lifestyle counseling among women sharing an increased cardiovascular and metabolic risk: A focus group study. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 30(1), 83–92. doi:10.3109/10641955.2010.486459