Exploring the need for interventions to manage weight and stress during interconception

Jennifer Huberty, Jenn A. Leiferman, Abbey R. Kruper, Lisette T. Jacobson, Molly E. Waring, Jeni L. Matthews, Danielle M. Wischenka, Betty Braxter, Sara L. Kornfield

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    Abstract

    Interventions to manage weight and stress during the interconception period (i.e., time immediately following childbirth to subsequent pregnancy) are needed to promote optimal maternal and infant health outcomes. To address this gap, we summarize the current state of knowledge, critically evaluate the research focused on weight and stress management during the interconception period, and provide future recommendations for research in this area. Evidence supports the importance of weight and stress management during the reproductive years and the impact of weight on maternal and child health outcomes. However, evidence-based treatment models that address postpartum weight loss and manage maternal stress during the interconception period are lacking. This problem is further compounded by inconsistent definitions and measurements of stress. Recommendations for future research include interventions that address weight and stress tailored for women in the interconception period, interventions that address healthcare providers’ understanding of the significance of weight and stress management during interconception, and long-term follow-up studies that focus on the public health implications of weight and stress management during interconception. Addressing obesity and stress during the interconception period via a reproductive lens will be a starting point for women and their families to live long and healthy lives.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
    DOIs
    StateAccepted/In press - Nov 17 2016

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    Weights and Measures
    Research
    Health Personnel
    Postpartum Period
    Lenses
    Weight Loss
    Public Health
    Obesity
    Mothers
    Parturition
    Pregnancy
    Maternal Health
    Therapeutics

    Keywords

    • Interconception
    • Maternal weight gain
    • Obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Stress
    • Women’s health

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Huberty, J., Leiferman, J. A., Kruper, A. R., Jacobson, L. T., Waring, M. E., Matthews, J. L., ... Kornfield, S. L. (Accepted/In press). Exploring the need for interventions to manage weight and stress during interconception. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-016-9813-z

    Exploring the need for interventions to manage weight and stress during interconception. / Huberty, Jennifer; Leiferman, Jenn A.; Kruper, Abbey R.; Jacobson, Lisette T.; Waring, Molly E.; Matthews, Jeni L.; Wischenka, Danielle M.; Braxter, Betty; Kornfield, Sara L.

    In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17.11.2016, p. 1-14.

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    Huberty, J, Leiferman, JA, Kruper, AR, Jacobson, LT, Waring, ME, Matthews, JL, Wischenka, DM, Braxter, B & Kornfield, SL 2016, 'Exploring the need for interventions to manage weight and stress during interconception', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-016-9813-z
    Huberty, Jennifer ; Leiferman, Jenn A. ; Kruper, Abbey R. ; Jacobson, Lisette T. ; Waring, Molly E. ; Matthews, Jeni L. ; Wischenka, Danielle M. ; Braxter, Betty ; Kornfield, Sara L. / Exploring the need for interventions to manage weight and stress during interconception. In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2016 ; pp. 1-14.
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