Maternal Healthy Weight

Regional Aim: To improve the management of obesity and promote healthy weight in pregnancy, by ensuring that 100% of women with a BMI 30 or greater are supported using NICE guidance recommendations by 2025.


All maternity staff to complete e-learning package every second year.

PowerPoint Slides for e-learning coming soon

Regional Pathway

Currently there is no regional pathway or best practice guidance for maternal healthy weight. If you would like support from the LMS in developing local practice for your trust please contact [email protected].

Useful links

If you are a member of the Royal College of Midwives, consider their Professional and Practice module on Nutrition and Obesity – Obesity: supporting women.

Information from Start 4 Life including healthy eating and physical activity advice.

Information from the British Nutrition Foundation

Suite of resources including client a social media/web video

Physical activity infographics

Healthy eating plate
The Eatwell Guide (2016) A guide to show how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. Available at:

Useful documents

Food Fact Sheet from the British Dietetics Association can be downloaded here.

NE regional maternal healthy weight maternity audit September 2019 can be downloaded here.