Body Image in the Postpartum

  • Lee, Megan (Project Lead)
  • Burke, Karena J. (Associate Investigator)
  • Madsen, Julian (Associate Investigator)
  • Bolton, Kathryn (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Collaboration between Bond University, Central Queensland University, Griffith University and Monash University exploring body image dissatisfaction/satisfaction in the postpartum period

Plain Language description

Women in the Western world are under extreme pressure to be and remain thin across their lifespan due to societal thin ideals and exposure to thin role models in the media. This is particularly pertinent in the postpartum period where women are expected to lose pregnancy weight quickly and return to pre-pregnancy size and shape. This can create body image dissatisfaction in this important period where women have added responsibility of caring for new borns and young children.

Project Aims

This research aims to examine the influences and outcomes of body image dissatisfaction in the postpartum period and explore mothers experiences of body image and eating attitudes during this important time,
Effective start/end date1/03/2231/12/23


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