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Correlates of poor mental health in early pregnancy in obese European women

  • Matteo C. Sattler1,
  • Judith G. M. Jelsma2,
  • Annick Bogaerts3,
  • David Simmons4,
  • Gernot Desoye5,
  • Rosa Corcoy6, 7,
  • Juan M. Adelantado6,
  • Alexandra Kautzky-Willer8,
  • Jürgen Harreiter8,
  • Frans A. van Assche9,
  • Roland Devlieger9,
  • Goele Jans9,
  • Sander Galjaard9, 10,
  • David Hill11,
  • Peter Damm12,
  • Elisabeth R. Mathiesen12,
  • Ewa Wender-Ozegowska13,
  • Agnieszka Zawiejska13,
  • Kinga Blumska13,
  • Annunziata Lapolla14,
  • Maria G. Dalfrà14,
  • Alessandra Bertolotto15,
  • Fidelma Dunne16,
  • Dorte M. Jensen17,
  • Lise Lotte T. Andersen17,
  • Frank J. Snoek18, 19 and
  • Mireille N. M. van Poppel1, 2Email author
BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:404

Received: 13 April 2017

Accepted: 24 November 2017

Published: 4 December 2017

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Original Submission
13 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fernanda Surita
14 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emma Molyneaux
12 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Matteo Sattler
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Matteo Sattler
Resubmission - Version 3
23 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1595-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Sport Science, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Department of Development and Regeneration KULeuven, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Centre for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC), University of Antwerp, Belgium and Faculty of Health and Social Work, research unit Healthy Living, UC Leuven-Limburg, Leuven, Belgium
Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, England and Macarthur Clinical School, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medizinische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
Institut de Recerca de L’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
CIBER Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Zaragaza, Spain
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
KU Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration: Pregnancy, Fetus and Neonate, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Division of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Recherche en Santé Lawson SA, Bronschhofen, Switzerland
Center for Pregnant Women with Diabetes, Departments of Endocrinology and Obstetrics, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Division of Reproduction, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Universita Degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Department of Medical Psychology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands