Healthy weight in young perinatal women: Exploring beliefs

Jennifer Huberty, Jessica Meendering, Mary Balluff, Sarah Schram, Sara Roberts, Michelle Mason

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The purpose of this brief is to explore beliefs about health and body weight in young perinatal women. Thirty-two women were interviewed. Findings point to the importance of young women receiving education related to physical activity, nutrition, and the link between these components and a healthy weight during reproductive years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)918-921
Number of pages4
JournalMaternal and Child Health Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Perceptions
  • Physical activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Huberty, J., Meendering, J., Balluff, M., Schram, S., Roberts, S., & Mason, M. (2010). Healthy weight in young perinatal women: Exploring beliefs. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(6), 918-921.