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This may lead to lasting improvements in their health and well-being, and in that of their child.The infant and childhood bone scan is associated with a low dose of radiation exposure, but this is equivalent to 2 days background radiation in Cornwall or 6 days in the UK generally.It is also found that one third of women have insufficient vitamin D in late pregnancy, which can affect their childrens fat and bone mineral content.This study aims to find out whether a behaviour change intervention given by nurses and aimed at improving lifestyle during pregnancy will help improve a vitamin D supplementation intervention and have a positive effect on maternal and infant health. Pregnant women who are 18 years and over will be eligible if they attend the participating hospital for nuchal translucency or dating scans between 9 and 17 weeks of pregnancy and are aiming to give birth at a local maternity hospital. A research nurse will approach women at their screening or dating scan visits, screen them for eligibility and gain written informed consent.Women will be invited to bring their babies for a bone scan and body measurements.A month after birth, a nurse will visit participants at home to discuss the health and well-being of the mother and their children.It is an investigator-initiated translational study. Hampshire B, 12/09/2013, ref: 13/SC/0409 Phase II randomised controlled trial with process evaluation Interventional Randomised controlled trial Hospitals Prevention Not available in web format, please use the contact details to request a patient information sheet Musculoskeletal Women attending the Princess Anne Hospital for dating scans will be recruited and randomised to receive vitamin D or a placebo, and further randomised to receive support from nurses trained in supporting women to change their health behaviours or to receive usual care. Vitamin D supplemented plus behaviour change support4. Randomisation to vitamin D or placebo will be blinded.There will therefore be four groups of participants:1. This is not possible for randomisation to the behaviour change condition.
Maternal weight gain in pregnancy measured in kg at 14 and 34 weeks pregnancy2. The study results are expected to be available in December 2019.
They may also be chosen, at random, to have additional support from the nurse to explore in a conversation how to have a healthy pregnancy, and to set some goals for health behaviour change.
At 19 weeks women will have a routine NHS ultrasound scan and a research ultrasound scan.
Women are likely, however, to be unaware of their intervention status.
All women will have contact with the research team at four time points during pregnancy.