Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 15:32 in Psychology & Sociology

Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women unrealistic, women said in a new study. Exposure to unrealistic images and messages fostered a host of negative emotions, such as self-consciousness about their bodies and feelings of depression, frustration and hopelessness when they were unable to lose weight as rapidly after childbirth as celebrities purportedly do.

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