UPBEAT started recruiting in London and Newcastle in April 2010 and in Glasgow in August. We will continue recruiting in all centres until November, when the pilot phase should reach it's target of 100 women.
The first women who took part have now delivered and we are expecting UPBEAT babies on an almost daily basis.
We are extremely grateful to the women who have taken part and provided us with valuable information, which will now be analysed to see if we can improve the intervention, but also to see whether it helps pregnant women and their babies to have fewer complications in pregnancy and after delivery.
If you are pregnant, hoping to have your baby in one of the participating centres, have a BMI of 30 or more, and would like to know more, please do contact the research midwives.