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Authors:

  • Leslie Johnson, Johnson State College
  • Leah Foster, Johnson State College
  • Katherine Powers, Johnson State College
Two studies examined postpartum weight bias. Study 1 revealed a negative relationship between first-time mothers’ perceived weight bias and well-being. Further, new mothers who lost their babyweight reported higher well-being than those who had not. In Study 2, perceivers expressed more liking for a woman carrying babyweight than a woman who had lost her babyweight. Findings suggest a double-bind.
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