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Understanding the interactions among psychological and emotional wellbeing, high BMI and pregnancy
Almost 45% of women of reproductive age in Australia are either overweight or obese. Maternal obesity before, during and after pregnancy is a serious health problem for women and their children. Despite extensive knowledge of the physical health risks of obesity during pregnancy, little is known about the psychological and emotional implications. The contribution of psychosocial factors to the mental health outcomes of women with high BMI during pregnancy is also not well understood. This study will investigate the interactions among psychological and emotional wellbeing, high BMI and pregnancy, and the contribution of psychosocial factors.

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Prof Wendy Brown
Prof Jane Fisher
Dr Sara Holton
Dr Thach Tran
Prof Wendy Brown