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Body dissatisfaction during pregnancy: key considerations for aesthetic practice

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Body dissatisfaction during pregnancy: key considerations for aesthetic practice

Brackenbury, J

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing | Vol 5 | No 8 | October 2016 | pp 388–391

Abstract

Pregnancy and childbirth are associated with dramatic shifts in body shape and size. For many women, these changes are perceived negatively, resulting in body dissatisfaction, or a negative body image, despite being at a stage of life when social pressures for slimness might be expected to be relaxed. From examining the literature, it appears that poor body image during pregnancy is a growing issue. Emerging evidence suggests that social media use may increase the risk of poor wellbeing among pregnant women.

About the Author
Miss Julie Brackenbury, RGN, Independent Nurse Prescriber

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