Psychological factors and trimester-specific gestational weight gain: a systematic review.

  title={Psychological factors and trimester-specific gestational weight gain: a systematic review.},
  author={Mufiza Zia Kapadia and Anca Gaston and Sherry Van Blyderveen and Louis Schmidt and Joseph Beyene and Helen L McDonald and Sarah McDonald},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={36 1},
Excess gestational weight gain (GWG), which has reached epidemic proportions, is associated with numerous adverse pregnancy outcomes. Early pregnancy provides a unique opportunity for counseling pregnant women since many women are motivated to engage in healthy behaviors. A systematic review was conducted to summarize the relation between psychological factors and trimester-specific GWG, i.e. GWG measured at the end of each trimester. Eight databases were searched for affect, cognition and… CONTINUE READING


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