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Table 1 Schedule of study assessments

From: Understanding multifactorial influences on the continuum of maternal weight trajectories in pregnancy and early postpartum: study protocol, and participant baseline characteristics

Study assessments Study time points
Baseline* Delivery Postpartum
0-4d 6 wks 3 mos 6 mos 1 year
Review study protocol & informed consent       
Confirmation inclusion/exclusion criteria
Biological Medical History       
Blood Pressure    
Urine for protein and glucose    
Prepregnancy Weight & BMI       
Skin Fold Thickness (SFT)    
Waist, Hip and Arm Circumferences    
Genetics (Maternal buccal swab, umbilical cord and blood, placenta, adipose tissue)        
Behavioral 24 Hour Dietary and Physical Activity Recalls       
3-Factor Eating Questionnaire R18-modified    
Food Craving Inventory    
Pregnancy and Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) (modified postpartum)    
Breastfeeding-Infant Feeding Surveys   
Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index     
Cognitive/psychological Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory    
Perceived Stress Scale    
Quality of Life SF-12 with RAND score    
Happiness Scale    
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale    
Pregnancy & Weight Gain Attitude Scale (PWGAS), modified       
Socio-cultural Weight gain advice and purposeful weight control attempts survey     
Social Support    
Life Events    
Biologic pathways (specimens & imaging) Maternal Blood  
Umbilical Cord Blood        
Umbilical Cord        
Adipose Tissue (Subcutaneous & Omental)        
Magnetic Resonance Imaging        
Mouthwash Buccal Epithelial Cells for DNA       
Weight outcomes Maternal Weight  
Neonatal Weight & Length  
  1. *Baseline visit occurring in pregnancy at approximately 28–34 weeks gestation.
  2. Subset of subjects only.
  3. Participation in biologic specimen component of study was optional.