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1 A Public Health Approach to Obesity in Postpartum Women Diana E. Ramos, MD,MPH Director, Reproductive Health Los Angeles County Public Health 1

2 A Public Health Approach to Obesity in Postpartum Women Objectives: Background Data Impact of improving the well-being of mothers Innovative program for postpartum weight improvement 2

3 In the United States One-third of women are obese More than 50% of pregnant women are overweight or obese 8% of reproductive aged women are extremely obese NHANES 2013

4 In Los Angeles County LA County Overweight or Obese by Ethnicity 1 in 2 reproductive age women are overweight/ obese (46%) Increased likelihood of retaining at least 11 pounds postpartum Hispanic and African American Women are Disproportionately Affected LAMB 2012

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6 Obesity Prevalence Among Women of Childbearing Age (18-44 years old) Hispanic and African American Women Affected More by Obesity 25% 23.4% 20.7% 20% 15% 12.1% 14.7% 15.9% 17.1% 10% 5% 0% LAMB 2012

7 Impact of Obesity on the Mother Chronic Disease Poor birth outcomes Lower breastfeeding rates

8 Pre-pregnancy BMI Among Major Causes of Death Only two causes had high rates of obesity Main et al. Pregnancy-Related Mortality in California. Obstet Gynecol 2015

9 Impact of Maternal Obesity on the Development of Childhood Disease Heerwagen M J R et al. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2010;299:R711-R722

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11 Public Health P All organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. -WHO Public Health Picks up Where Your Provider Left Off 11

12 Choose Health Los Angeles

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14 Parents are the first teachers and role models >50% of obese children are overweight before their second birthday Obesity health related issues are appearing earlier and earlier in children

15 Distribution of 2012 LA County Births by Mother s Age (129,841 births) 1 in 3 < 24 years old LAMB 2012

16 92% of Moms with Internet Access from Any Location

17 Cell Phone Activities by Race/Ethnicity

18 Delivering the Program: Mobile Phones: LA MOMs is using communication moms are already using

19 What Makes Focus on Newly Delivered Moms Unique? Text messaging Text4Babies Mobile curriculum Online support groups Vaginal Delivery C-section Medical complications Modules tailored to obese/new moms Culturally sensitive-spanish Moms are home bound

20 Three Primary Interventions Primary Goal: Weight loss among obese/overweight postpartum women in Los Angeles County Breastfeeding 10,000 Steps Drink Water

21 Any Breastfeeding

22 Physical Activity Among Adults in LA County by Race/Ethnicity, 2007 LA Health Survey 2007

23 Social Determinants of Health modified from County Health Rankings

24 Secondary Goals Why Choose Health LA Moms? Decrease Stress Social Determinants of Health Interconception Care

25 Recruit Moms: Prenatal Partners Primary Goal: Weight loss among obese/overweight postpartum women in Los Angeles County Baseline Assessment Personalized Messaging & Curriculum 6 months up to 1 year

26 Measuring Outcomes Daily participant tracking via smartphone Internet Analytics Weight Loss 6 months daily tracking Up to 12 months Long term Analysis: Pre- and post- pregnancy weight Pre-pregnancy weight counseling Breastfeeding

27 Pilot Goal:10 postpartum women Enroll 0 to 1 week postpartum Los Angeles County resident >18 years Smartphone with internet access

28 Pilot Target Population: Pregnant Obese (>37 Weeks Gestation) CHLA Moms Starter Packet Recruit Potential Participants CHLA Moms Health Educators Conduct Screening Conduct Overview of Program Components Conduct Informed Consent Patient Enrolls into Beta Test via CHLA Moms Online and Inperson Resources Weekly Call from CHLA Moms Health Educator until Baby is Delivered Baseline Evaluation & Supplemental Screener Participant Completes Initial Questionnaires Delivery Week Patient Begins CHLA Moms Program Mondays Wednesdays 1 Module on Breastfeeding 1 Text Message on Breastfeeding 1 Module on Walking 1 Text Message on Walking Monthly self assessment on: 10,000 steps a day Fridays 1 Module on Water 1 Text Message on Water Exclusive Breastfeed Saturday or Sunday 1 Text message on one of the Social Determinants Increase Water Intake Learn, skills, attitudes Updated 3/23/2015 Weekly 10 min call Feedback on modules/texts

29 Preliminary Findings: Race/Ethnicity N=8

30 Total Pregnancy Weight Gain Pre-pregnancy 50% BMI Normal 50% BMI Overweight

31 Previous Delivery N=8

32 N=8 Pilot Results 37.5% Ethnicity/Language 12.5% 50%

33 N=8 Pilot Results Highest Level of Education Health Coverage 12.5% 12.5% 50% 12.5% 12.5%

34 N=8 Delivery

35 How confident are you that you will succeed with..?

36 Health benefits and nourishment for my newborn babymost common motivator to breastfeed 29% 18% What are you currently feeding your baby? 57% Most common reason to stop breastfeeding: Difficulty Nursing Breastfeeding did not satisfy baby

37 Preliminary Findings: Demographic Snapshot N=8

38 12.50% In the Last 30 days Drink 8oz H20 25% 37.50% 25% Exercise 2-3/day 4-6/day 7-8/day >8/day

39 Pilot: Social Determinants of Health Selected Characteristic Food Assistance Food Assistance Social Support Current Birth Control Methods Selected Response Received food assistance from the WIC program Used Calfresh or food stamps to buy food Someone to help with babysitting or child care Percent 71.4% 57.1% 57.1% None 57.1% N=7

40 Pilot: Social Determinants of Health Selected Characteristic Selected Response Percent Depression/Anxiety Symptoms Confidence in Ability to Handle Personal Problems Feeling down, depressed or hopeless/little interest or pleasure in doing things 16.7% Occasionally 66.7% Neighborhood Safety Good 57.1% Availability of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Very Good 50%

41 Preliminary Findings: Social Determinants of Health Snapshot N=8

42 Preliminary Findings: Social Determinants of Health Snapshot N=8

43 Contraception Yes 67% using BCM at time of conception 25% Yes, not trying very hard -50% pill -50% condom 13% 12% 50% No, I was trying hard to keep from getting pregnant 37% currently using BCM At the time of conception, did you want to get pregnant? I wasn't trying to get pregnant or trying to keep from getting pregnant

44 Pilot Feedback Like supplemental material Enjoy text messages Liked curriculum very short and easy to read

45 Success Stories I can walk! 45

46 Success Stories Skin to Skin Worked! 46

47 Opportunities to Leverage California Lifeline Provides Free Cell Phones Qualify if already receive assistance Medicaid Food Stamps Supplemental Security Income (also know as SSI) Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) National School Lunch Program s Free Lunch

48 Opportunities to Leverage Programs nationally already being done to promote wellness

49 Opportunities to Leverage Well-woman visits Gestational diabetes screening HPV DNA testing for women 30 years and older STI counseling HIV screening and counseling FDA-approved contraception methods /counseling Prevention benefits without co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles Breastfeeding support, supplies & counseling Domestic violence screening & counseling

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