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Table 2 Themes and subthemes

From: “As soon as you’ve had the baby that’s it…” a qualitative study of 24 postnatal women on their experience of maternal obesity care pathways

Overarching theme: ‘Differences in care, support and advice across pathways’
Themes Sub-themes
‘Communication about the pathways’ • Awareness and understanding
• Clinical aspects of the pathway (including risk communication)
‘Treating obese pregnant women with sensitivity and respect’ • Women’s views on the approach used by Healthcare Professionals
• Recognition of the individual
‘Appropriate and accessible lifestyle services, and information for women’ • Engagement with the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic
• Weight management aspects of the pathways and subsequent lifestyle changes
• Postnatal diet and lifestyle advice received
• Sustained lifestyle changes after pregnancy