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Body image and pregnancy : a matter of restraint?

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dc.contributor.advisor Russell-Mayhew, Shelly
dc.contributor.author Ahlberg, Madelaine G.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T19:44:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T19:44:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/757
dc.description iii, 66 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Body image is a significant aspect of the pregnancy experience, and impacts the physical and psychological health of both the mother and baby. Dietary restraint is proposed as a construct by which to understand the change and continuity of women’s body image throughout pregnancy and postpartum, contributing to the experience of weight gain and body changes. Published literature is reviewed and analyzed to demonstrate connections between salient physical and psychological aspects of dietary restraint, body image prior to and during pregnancy, and disordered eating. Conclusion suggests the utility of dietary restraint for understanding the body image trajectory of individual women during this life transition. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2009 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Campus Alberta Applied Psychology en
dc.subject Body image in women en
dc.subject Pregnant women -- Attitudes en
dc.subject Pregnant women -- Weight gain en
dc.subject Pregnancy -- Psychological aspects en
dc.title Body image and pregnancy : a matter of restraint? en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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