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Center for Women’s Health Research

Center for Womens Health Research
 

Jacinda Nicklas, MD, MPH, MA


A Mobile Health Intervention to Decrease Postpartum Weight Retention in Women at Increased Risk for Cardiometabolic Disease

For some women, pregnancy unmasks a high risk for future diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Nicklas is developing and testing an innovative postpartum program to help women prevent disease. 

Her program, the only one of its kind, uses mobile devices including cell phones to deliver a specialized lifestyle intervention program for women with complicated pregnancies, including those with diabetes and preeclampsia.

By helping these women lose weight and make healthy changes in the year after they give birth, she hopes to prevent diabetes and heart disease.