INTERVENTION


Upon enrollment into Expecting Success, you will be randomly assigned into 1 of 3 groups. The SmartMoms-Clinic group will receive the SmartMoms weight management program through meetings with an interventionist. The SmartMoms-Phone group will receive the SmartMoms weight management program information via a Smartphone.  The Physician Directed group will not receive the SmartMoms weight management program, but will receive the usual care of their physician.

Physician Directed Group (usual care)

Participants will be under the usual care of their obstetrician. They will not receive weight management services from the study’s intervention team.

SmartMoms - Clinic Group

Intervention will be modeled after other clinic-based Intensive Lifestyle Interventions. Participants assigned to the clinic group will meet with intervention staff for personalized management of weight during pregnancy.

  • 1 individual session per month
  • 2-3 group sessions per month
  • If necessary, increased contact by phone, email, or video chat
  • Instructed to eat a diet in accordance to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Encouraged to complete 150 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Daily tracking of food intake, physical activity, and body weight

SmartMoms - Phone Group

Intervention will receive the same dietary intake, behavioral strategies, and exercise advice as the clinic group but will receive it via Smartphone. 

  • 2 individual sessions
  • Regularly scheduled tips by phone with automated feedback
  • If necessary, increased contact by phone, email, or video chat
  • Instructed to eat a diet in accordance to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Encouraged to complete 150 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Regular (daily) tracking of body weight and food intake, with counselor feedback