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Parenting Stress Affects New Mothers' Postpartum Lifestyle

Caption: Dr. Deborah Young Hyman, a researcher at the Georgia Health Sciences University Georgia Prevention Institute, has shown that post-pregnancy excess weight is likely caused by the impact of new parenthood stress on physical activity. Dr. Young Hyman is shown here with new mother Ashley Yates and her baby, Isabella Yates.

Credit: Phil Jones, campus photographer, Georgia Health Sciences University

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