Research shows a third of new mums diet to lose weight

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After giving birth to a child, women often feel immense pressure to get back to their pre-pregnancy body shape and size. This pressure doesn't come from just one place; it comes from various parts of a woman's life and can seriously impact how she feels about herself.

A recent survey of mums in Australia found that a third of new mums were dieting to lose weight, and most were experiencing body image dissatisfaction. Our research also suggests the postpartum period is a time of high risk for developing or maintaining eating styles that may negatively impact psychological health and wellbeing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBody and Soul
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2023


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