A Study of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet to Improve Maternal Health After Childbirth
The study is evaluating the effects of a standard diet to a low carbohydrate diet in obese women after having a baby. The purpose of the study is to determine if a low carbohydrate diet is associated with improvement in insulin sensitivity in postpartum women.
- Postpartum Weight Retention
- Insulin Sensitivity
- Eligible Ages
- Between 18 Years and 50 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Delivery at University of Texas Medical Branch
- Body max index greater than or equal to 30 kilograms/meters squared at the final prenatal visit prior to delivery.
- Singleton gestation.
- Accessibility to the internet.
- Basic understanding and comprehension of the English language to be assessed by study personnel at the time of recruitment.
- Diabetes mellitus on medication.
- Serious medical condition, such as heart failure, kidney failure, or severe asthma, as determined by the principle investigator.
- Planned pregnancy during study period.
- Enrolled in another trial that may affect outcome.
- Subject unlikely to be followed up after delivery.
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose
- None (Open Label)
Standard of care
|Subjects will receive standard counseling on obesity as part of routine postpartum care.||
Low carbohydrate diet education
|Subjects will receive educational materials regarding a low carbohydrate diet in addition to the standard counseling on obesity as part of routine postpartum care.||
Low carbohydrate diet education with behavioral component
|Subjects will receive in person instruction regarding a low carbohydrate diet as part of a 12 week course, in addition to receiving educational materials regarding a low carbohydrate diet and the standard counseling on obesity as part of routine postpartum care.||
- The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Study ContactAshley Salazar, WHNP