Anxiety during early pregnancy predicts postpartum weight retention in obese mothers.

@article{Bogaerts2013AnxietyDE,
  title={Anxiety during early pregnancy predicts postpartum weight retention in obese mothers.},
  author={Annick Bogaerts and Bea R H Van den Bergh and Ingrid Witters and Roland Devlieger},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={
          1942-9
        }
}
  • Annick Bogaerts, Bea R H Van den Bergh, +1 author Roland Devlieger
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Obesity
  • OBJECTIVE We aimed to describe the weight status of obese mothers 6 months after delivery and examine its relationship to important sociodemographical, behavioral, and psychological variables. DESIGN AND METHODS Postpartum data from an interventional trial in obese pregnant women (n = 197), conducted in three regional hospitals, between March 2008 and June 2012, were available from 150 mothers. Obesity was defined as body mass index (BMI) ≥ 29 kg/m2. Predictors were examined from the… CONTINUE READING

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