The primary goal of this case control study is to investigate the effect of implementation of
motivational interviewing with focus on diet and weight gain in addition to the routine
treatment on prevention of excessive gestational weight gain and fetal growth in pregnant
women with type 2 diabetes.
Design: Prospective cohort study where an unselected cohort of all pregnant women with type 2
diabetes are offered intervention with motivational interviewing in addition to routine
treatment in the period 2015-2017. For comparison a historical cohort (2013-2015) treated
with routine treatment only will be studied. With an inclusion period of 2 years, each cohort
is expected to include 150 participants. The women in the study group will receive one-to-one
coaching based on the principles of motivational interviewing, every second week throughout
the pregnancy. Both cohorts receive the same routine care for pregnant women with type 2
diabetes. An appropriate GWG is targeted. Primary outcome measures are maternal gestational
weight gain and the infants Large for Gestational Age.