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Journal of Pregnancy
Volume 2016, Article ID 8162645, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8162645
Research Article

Australian Pregnant Women’s Awareness of Gestational Weight Gain and Dietary Guidelines: Opportunity for Action

1School of Health and Society, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
2School of Nursing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
3School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQ University, Noosaville, QLD 4566, Australia

Received 25 September 2015; Accepted 15 December 2015

Academic Editor: Fabio Facchinetti

Copyright © 2016 Khlood Bookari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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