Pregnancy : physical and body image changes

Skouteris, H. 2012, Pregnancy : physical and body image changes, in Encyclopedia of body image and human appearance, Elsevier, London, England, pp.664-668.

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Title Pregnancy : physical and body image changes
Author(s) Skouteris, H.
Title of book Encyclopedia of body image and human appearance
Editor(s) Cash, Thomas F.
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 32
Total chapters 52
Start page 664
End page 668
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) gestational
perinatal
postpartum
primiparity
Summary Body dissatisfaction is often associated with negative psychological functioning, such as depression, and maladaptive behaviors, such as unhealthy eating and extreme weight loss behaviors, which have serious negative implications for women’s health and well-being, and potentially also for the unborn fetus during pregnancy. This article summarizes contemporary research in the area of body image during pregnancy, showing the development of knowledge in this area with increasing research interest in this topic in more recent times.
ISBN 9780123849250
Edition Volume 2
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
Copyright notice ©2012, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047685

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Psychology
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