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Lafarge Caroline - - 2013
Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) can have significant psychological repercussions, but little is known about the coping strategies involved in dealing with TFA. This study examined the relationships between women's coping strategies and perinatal grief. 166 women completed a survey online. Coping and perinatal grief were measured using the ...
Carter Marion - - 2013
Unintended pregnancy is common among black and Hispanic young adults in the United States. How pregnancy intentions form and change is poorly understood, although research indicates that intentions and attitudes are dependent on partners' views and other relationship factors, and are different by gender. A sample of black and Puerto ...
Rocca Corinne H - - 2013
The notion that abortion causes poor mental health has gained traction, even though it is not supported by research. Few studies have comprehensively investigated women's postabortion emotions. Baseline data from a longitudinal study of women seeking abortion at 30 U.S. facilities between 2008 and 2010 were used to examine emotions ...
Eigenmann Philippe A - - 2013
Infantile eczema, and in particular atopic dermatitis are, in many children, the first manifestation of their predisposition to an atopic disease. Among existing prevention strategies, supplementation with probiotics and prebiotics belong to the most promising beneficial interventions. Highlighting the most recent literature, we review here the most recent studies on ...
Farajzadegan Ziba Z Department of Community Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
Abnormal weight gain during pregnancy increases the adverse health outcomes during the pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. Most of the pregnant women develop weight gain more than the recommended limits; therefore, interventions to manage such disproportionate weight gain are needed. In this paper, the design of the maternal centered ...
de La Rochebrochard Elise - - 2013
Children born after an unplanned pregnancy have poorer developmental scores. This could arise from less favorable parenting but also could reflect confounding from the socioeconomic circumstances. In a large representative sample in the United Kingdom, the Millennium Cohort Study (2001-2005), cognitive delay at 3 years was explored with the Bracken ...
Horsch Antje - - 2013
So far, associations between appraisals, maternal adjustment and coping following diagnosis of fetal anomaly have not been investigated in women who continue with their pregnancy. This study measured maternal coping and adjustment after and appraisal of a diagnosis of fetal anomaly in 40 mothers who had continued with their pregnancy ...
Wilton Georgiana - - 2013
Brief, effective interventions are needed to reduce the risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy in women who drink and do not use effective contraception. The Healthy Choices study compared telephone and in-person administration of a brief intervention. In addition to indicators of alcohol use and effective contraception, compliance with the intervention ...
Ayoola Adejoke B - - 2013
This study explored low-income women's perspectives on how to promote early recognition of pregnancy as one strategy to address community residents' concerns related to unintended pregnancy. Unintended pregnancy, which is more prevalent among low-income women and minorities, has been associated with various adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study used the ideological ...
Meijer Judith L - - 2013
to investigate the association of life events during pregnancy with change in antenatal anxiety and depression symptoms. We distinguished pregnancy related and non-pregnancy related events and assessed specificity of these associations for depressive or anxious symptoms. In addition, we investigated whether the associations were affected by personality or childhood adversities. ...
Joy Elizabeth A - - 2013
A majority of women do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity before and during pregnancy. Physically active women experience fewer complications of pregnancy such as gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and low back pain, to name only a few. Exercise is Medicine encourages adults to achieve a ...
Tabb Karen M - - 2013
Introduction: Perinatal suicidality (i.e., thoughts of death, suicide attempts, or self-harm during the period immediately before and up to 12 months after the birth of a child) is a significant public health concern. Few investigations have examined the patients' own views and experiences of maternal suicidal ideation. Methods: Between April ...
Santiago Sarah E - - 2013
Healthy post-pregnancy outcomes are contingent upon an informed regimen of prenatal care encouraging healthy maternal consumption habits. In this article, we describe aspects of maternal intake of food, drink, and medication in a population of predominantly Hispanic women in Southern California. Potential implications for unhealthy prenatal dietary choices are discussed. ...
Chima Anyanwu Felix F Felix Chima Anyanwu, Department of Public Health, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South - - 2013
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of University students regarding the severity of unwanted pregnancy. Methods: This cross sectional study involved 408 (206 females and 202 males) students residing within the university campus. Simple and systematic sampling methods were used to select participants. A 4-likert ...
Su Anny - - 2013
Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to a variety of adverse outcomes for both maternal and child health. Decades of studies have sought to increase cessation antepartum and reduce relapse postpartum. A number of effective interventions exist to significantly reduce smoking rates during pregnancy; however, less is known about how ...
Larsen Elisabeth Clare - - 2013
Sporadic miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy. Two or three consecutive pregnancy losses is a less common phenomenon, and this is considered a distinct disease entity. Sporadic miscarriages are considered to primarily represent failure of abnormal embryos to progress to viability. Recurrent miscarriage is thought to have ...
Onoye Jane M - - 2013
Changes in mental health symptoms throughout pregnancy and postpartum may impact a woman's experience and adjustment during an important time. However, few studies have investigated these changes throughout the perinatal period, particularly changes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The purpose of this study was to examine longitudinal changes in ...
Pires Raquel - - 2013
The aims of the current study were to examine the indirect effect of the perceived impact of pregnancy on quality of life (QoL) through the severity of depressive symptoms among a sample of pregnant adolescents, and to explore whether adolescents' satisfaction with support from their mothers (SM) or partners (SP) ...
Saleem Haneefa T - - 2013
To examine how maternal and paternal pregnancy wantedness and couple concordance regarding pregnancy wantedness predict children's social-emotional development in kindergarten. We used data from nationally representative US sample from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort. Exposures of interest were maternal and paternal pregnancy wantedness, and couple concordance regarding pregnancy ...
Huang Hao - - 2013
Human brain is extraordinarily complex and yet its origin is a simple tubular structure. Its development during the fetal period is characterized by a series of accurately organized events which underlie the mechanisms of dramatic structural changes during fetal development. Revealing detailed anatomy at different stages of human fetal brain ...
Guxens Mònica - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy might affect fetal lung development and subsequently predispose children to childhood asthma. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the associations of maternal psychological distress during pregnancy with early childhood wheezing. METHODS: We performed a population-based prospective cohort study among 4848 children. We assessed maternal and ...
Alhusen Jeanne L - - 2013
Extant research has demonstrated that compared to adults with insecure attachment styles, more securely attached parents tend to be more responsive, sensitive, and involved parents, resulting in improved outcomes for their children. Less studied is the influence of a mother's attachment style on her attachment to her unborn child during ...
Hanghøj Signe - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A decrease in the level of physical activity from pre-pregnancy to pregnancy seems to be a general problem, despite the obvious health benefits of physical activity. Quantitative studies indicate that pregnant women's fears might explain why they reduce their level of physical activity, but still no qualitative research has ...
Ruyak Sharon L - - 2013
To analyze the concept of prenatal obesity within a psychoneuroimmunology framework. By considering the psychosocial, neurological, endocrine, and immunological contributions, a psychoneuroimmunology framework maintains a holistic focus. Identifying the multidirectional mechanisms linking these systems will provide valuable insight into the mechanisms by which prenatal obesity increases the rate of adverse ...
Jessop Donna Catherine - - 2013
This study explored whether women's beliefs about, and emotional responses to, pregnancy could account for variations in maternal mental and physical health outcomes, using the self-regulatory model as a theoretical framework. Women in the last trimester of pregnancy (N = 408) completed an online survey including measures of representations of ...
Persson Margareta - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the experiences of living with pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and its impact on pregnant women's lives. To address this gap in knowledge, this study investigates the experiences of women living with PGP during pregnancy. METHODS: A purposive sample, of nine pregnant women with diagnosed PGP, ...
Henrichs Jens - - 2013
Exposure to maternal hypothyroxinemia during pregnancy, which is characterized by low free T4 but normal TSH levels, can negatively affect the fetus. This review provides an overview of present findings concerning the association between maternal hypothyroxinemia during pregnancy and childhood cognitive functioning. Possible causes of maternal hypothyroxinemia and potential mechanisms ...
Mortazavi Forough - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the psychological state of women and its associated factors in the third trimester of pregnancy and at 8 weeks postpartum and to explore the changes in psychological state between these two time points. This survey study was carried out on 358 pregnant ...
Richards Erica M - - 2013
The management of mood disorders during pregnancy is complex due to risks associated with medication use and risks associated with untreated depression. Antidepressant use during pregnancy is an exposure for the unborn child, and it currently remains unclear what long-term repercussions there might be from this exposure, though available data ...
Uldall Sigurd Wiingaard - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate attitude among Danes toward termination of pregnancy (TOP) for social reasons and fetal abnormality (Down's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, adult polycystic kidney disease and the missing of one upper extremity) at different gestational ages. METHOD: A questionnaire was mailed to 1000 Danish citizens aged 18 to 45 years randomly ...
Penta Elena - - 2013
The present article reports the case of a delusional pregnancy that developed in a drug-naïve young woman affected by paranoid schizophrenia and Hashimoto-related hyperprolactinemia. The literature in this field has addressed the phenomenon of distorted thoughts of pregnancy being elicited by physical changes due to drug-induced hyperprolactinemia. The present report ...
Hompes Titia T Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. - - 2013
The methylation status of the human glucocorticoid receptor gene NR3C1 in newborns has been reported to be sensitive to prenatal maternal mood. This study investigates both the association between maternal cortisol and emotional state during pregnancy and the methylation state of the promoter region of NR3C1 gene. We examined 83 ...
Yogalingam K - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Using nationally representative data, this paper investigates the experience of crisis pregnancy (CP) among Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland in 2010. AIMS: To generate a detailed profile of Irish and non-Irish adults living in Ireland who have had an experience of CP and to investigate the differences ...
Lafarge Caroline - - 2013
Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) can have significant psychological consequences. Most previous research has been focused on measuring the psychological outcomes of TFA, and little is known about the coping strategies involved. In this article, we report on women's coping strategies used during and after the procedure. Our account ...
Ryan Maura - - 2013
Heterosexism and patriarchy collude to create an expectation of pregnancy for all women. In addition, the bodily production of pregnancy has been socially gendered as feminine because of its association with female-bodied people. These two ideological codes-that all women should become mothers through pregnancy and that pregnancy is a femininely ...
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Gestational carriers have a right to be fully informed of the risks of the surrogacy process and of pregnancy, should receive psychological evaluation and counseling, and should have independent legal counsel.
Benagiano Giuseppe - - 2013
Abstract Recently, two authors suggested that killing a healthy newborn might be morally permissible, subsuming it under the heading of 'after birth abortion'. Their proposed new definition implies that infanticide should be permitted whenever II trimester abortion for social reasons is. The suggestion stirred public outcry; nonetheless it needs to ...
Wakeel Fathima - - 2013
The objectives of this study were to determine if racial and ethnic differences in personal capital during pregnancy exist and to estimate the extent to which any identified racial and ethnic differences in personal capital are related to differences in maternal sociodemographic and acculturation characteristics. Data are from the 2007 ...
Tanner Amanda Elizabeth - - 2013
PURPOSE: To examine, from a youth's perspective, adolescent pregnancy and parenting in Baltimore, Maryland, a city with high rates of adolescent pregnancy. METHODS: Six gender-stratified focus groups with 13- to 19-year-olds (4 female and 2 male groups; n = 47). We recorded focus groups, transcribed them verbatim, and analyzed them using ...
Bakker Esther C - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To study whether pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain outcomes at 36 weeks gestation can be predicted by psychological determinants earlier in pregnancy. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Nine midwifery practices in different regions of the Netherlands. POPULATION: A cohort of 223 low-risk pregnant women in the Netherlands was followed from the ...
Bos Sandra Carvalho - - 2013
To investigate the predictive/protective role of negative affect/positive affect in late pregnancy on the outcome of postpartum depression. A total of 491 pregnant women participated in the study. The participants were asked to fill out a series of questionnaires, which included the Profile of Mood States, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, ...
Roos A - - 2013
There is a high incidence of distressing psychological symptoms including anxiety in pregnancy. Nevertheless, predictors of distress and anxiety during pregnancy have not been well characterized. We determined whether temperament and character, trait anxiety, resilience, and social support predicted distress and anxiety symptoms in pregnancy. Pregnant women (n=105) with low ...
Groth Susan W SW University of Rochester School of Nursing, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box SON,Rochester, NY 14642, USA. Susan - - 2013
This research was conducted to gain insight into how low-income, pregnant, African American women viewed physical activity and approached nutrition during pregnancy. Three focus groups with a total of 26 women were conducted utilizing open-ended questions related to physical activity and diet during pregnancy. Content analysis was used to analyze ...
Menezes Melody A MA Genetics Education and Health Research Department, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, - - 2013
Advances in genetic technologies have resulted in the diagnosis during pregnancy of increasing numbers of fetal abnormalities. A few published personal commentaries have indicated that health professionals' interactions with couples at risk of a fetal abnormality can be emotionally and ethically challenging, highlighting the need for empirical research in this ...
Kotzé Marinda - - 2013
Abstract Structured interviews were conducted with 224 HIV-positive women diagnosed during pregnancy, at antenatal clinics in Tshwane, South Africa, in order to investigate the use of coping strategies during the first two years after diagnosis. Interviews were conducted between one and four weeks after diagnosis during pregnancy, with three follow-up ...
Falb Kathryn L - - 2013
To assess the association between lifetime violence victimization and self-reported symptoms associated with pregnancy complications among women living in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border. Cross-sectional survey of partnered women aged 15-49 years living in three refugee camps who reported a pregnancy that resulted in a live birth within the past ...
Tyrlik Mojmir - - 2013
The study explores the pregnancy-related emotions of women. The investigated predictive factors include the woman's age, previous maternal experiences, especially miscarriage or birth defects, skills related to maternity, pregnancy planning, objective and subjective health status, social relationships and social support, especially the partner relationship, and housing status. The Czech ELSPAC ...
Hamilton Laura - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: A literature review explores the author's experience of conflict while working as a psychiatry registrar during her pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS: Conflicts may arise during a registrar's pregnancy, but can be mediated through effective supervision and peer support, and may benefit future clinical practice with the development of new insights and ...
Bernardi Elsa - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to provide an opinion on the issues surrounding the pregnant psychiatric trainee, from the perspective of a senior female colleague who has integrated professional life with motherhood. METHOD: The basis for this opinion piece is the article by a psychiatric trainee who describes ...
Paterson Amelia - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the views of women diagnosed with a mood disorder about children, medication and pregnancy. METHOD: Female patients from the Black Dog Institute were invited to complete a questionnaire regarding their views about pregnancy, children and medication during pregnancy. Diagnostic groupings were ...
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