Original ArticlesCoaching for Childbearing Health A Theory SynthesisOhlendorf, Jennifer M. PhD, RN; Anders, Lisa PhD, RN, IBCLC Author Information Marquette University College of Nursing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Dr Ohlendorf); and University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro (Dr Anders). Correspondence: Jennifer M. Ohlendorf, PhD, RN, Marquette University College of Nursing, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201 ([email protected]). This work was partially funded by the American Nurses Foundation Virginia Kelly Grant. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: July/September 2022 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 - p 240-255 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000401 Buy Metrics Abstract This article describes development of a theory to guide nurses promoting perinatal weight self-management behaviors. The Coaching for Childbearing Health (CoaCH) Model was developed through synthesis of the Individual and Family Self-Management Theory with Transitions Theory, following Walker and Avant's process of theory synthesis. Qualitative data were integrated to provide perinatal context. The CoaCH Model is composed of context factors that shape a nurse coaching intervention, supporting patients' self-management efforts. Sustained engagement in weight self-management behaviors will impact the long-term health of both the birthing person and the child. This model is a testable framework for future perinatal health promotion efforts. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.