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Pregnancy : physical and body image changes

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Helen Skouteris
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.

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Title of book

Encyclopedia of body image and human appearance

Chapter number

32

Pagination

664 - 668

Publisher

Elsevier

Place of publication

London, England

ISBN-13

9780123849250

Edition

Volume 2

Language

eng

Publication classification

B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book

Copyright notice

2012, Elsevier

Extent

52

Editor/Contributor(s)

T Cash

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