Potential for a stress reduction intervention to promote healthy gestational weight gain: focus groups with low-income pregnant women.

@article{Thomas2014PotentialFA,
  title={Potential for a stress reduction intervention to promote healthy gestational weight gain: focus groups with low-income pregnant women.},
  author={Melanie B. Thomas and Cassandra Vieten and Nancy E. Adler and Ingrid Ammondson and Kimberly Coleman-Phox and Elissa S Epel and Barbara A. Laraia},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          e305-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prepregnancy body mass index and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Because stress contributes to obesity and eating behaviors, stress reduction interventions during pregnancy may be a novel way to influence GWG, positively affect maternal and infant outcomes, and address the obesity epidemic intergenerationally. METHODS Our research team is developing a mindfulness-based stress reduction and nutrition intervention for… CONTINUE READING

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