Obesity and Pregnancy

An epidemiological and intervention study from a psychosocial perspective

By Annick Bogaerts

In this doctoral thesis, we identify socio-demographic, obstetrical and psychological characteristics of maternal obesity, we find evidence for beneficial outcomes of a lifestyle intervention programme in obese pregnant women, and we find support for longer term perinatal complications with postpartum weight retention between the first and second pregnancy.

Publication Date: 5/23/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789044130508