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Lifestyle and psychological factors associated with pregnancy intentions: Findings from a longitudinal cohort study of Australian women

This study aimed to explore relationships between preconception lifestyle and psychological factors and prospectively assessed short- (currently trying to conceive) and long-term (future parenthood aspirations) pregnancy intentions. It appears that women are not changing their behaviours when they form a decision to try to conceive. Interventions are needed that address women's preconception needs, to optimise lifestyle and improve health outcomes for women and their families.

Publication: International journal of environmental research and public health Volume 16

Date: December 2019

Authors: Hill B; Ling M; Mishra G; Moran L.J; Teede H.J; Bruce L; Skouteris H

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