Body After Baby Research Survey
The VelaShape™ Body After Baby National Research Survey
It's generally accepted that new moms face a unique set of physical and emotional challenges once the pregnancy and childbirth process is complete. In a recent M/A/R/C Research Survey a sampling of 500 U.S. women who had a child within the last eight years showed:
- How these women felt about their body post-pregnancy;
- How these women felt about celebrity moms' post-pregnancy bodies spotlighted all over the media;
- What parts of their body are of most concern; and
- What causes these body image concerns and lifestyle changes these women have made since having their child.
Key survey findings include:
- 71% of new moms report that they feel less physically attractive after having their baby.
- Women reported that even if they were able to lose some or all of their pregnancy weight, 88% could not get back their pre-baby stomach.
- 48% of women add oversized sweaters and sweatshirts to their wardrobe after having a baby.
- On average, women felt that they needed to lose two dress sizes to reach their ideal shape.
Quantitative online study conducted mid-May 2008 with 500 women and 50 men.
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The study contained 40 questions and averaged about 10 minutes to complete.
Women and men participating must:
- Live in the above mentioned metro areas
- Have experienced childbirth in the last 8 years
- Be between the ages of 25-48 years old
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conducted by M/A/R/C Research | commissioned by Syneron, Inc.
Please credit Syneron and the VelaShape Body After Baby National Survery when citing statistical data or using graphics.