Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Yang Yu

School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, United States

  • Research Article   
    Associations of Trimester-Specific Eating Behaviors and Eating Patterns with Excessive Gestational Weight Gain
    Author(s): Yang Yu*, Qianheng M, Isabel Diana Fernandez and Susan W Groth

    Objective: The modifiable predictors of excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are not clear. The objective of this study was to examine the associations of trimester-specific eating behaviors and eating patterns with GWG. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of data from a 3-arm, randomized controlled trial. Data were collected at early pregnancy (< 28 weeks gestation: 1st and 2nd trimesters) and late pregnancy (32 weeks gestation to birth: 3rd trimester). Participants from all three arms who completed both early and late pregnancy assessments were included for analyses. Eating behaviors (i.e., compensatory restraint, routine restraint, emotional eating, external eating) and eating patterns (i.e., frequency of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, eating out at fast-food or full-service restaurant.. View More»

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