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Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165843/birth-place-preferences-and-women-s-expectations-and-experiences-regarding-duration-and-pain-of-labor
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Tamar M van Haaren-Ten Haken, Marijke J Hendrix, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Raymond G de Vries, Jan G Nijhuis
INTRODUCTION: We know a great deal about how childbirth is affected by setting; we know less about how the experience of birth is shaped by the attitudes women bring with them to the birthing room. In order to better understand how women frame childbirth, we examined the relationship between birth place preference and expectations and experiences regarding duration of labor and labor pain in healthy nulliparous women. METHODS: A prospective cohort study (2007-2011) of 454 women who preferred a home birth (n = 179), a midwife-led hospital birth (n = 133) or an obstetrician-led hospital birth (n = 142) in the Netherlands...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079434/previous-pregnancy-outcomes-and-subsequent-pregnancy-anxiety-in-a-quebec-prospective-cohort
#2
Gabriel D Shapiro, Jean R Séguin, Gina Muckle, Patricia Monnier, William D Fraser
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy anxiety is an important psychosocial risk factor that may be more strongly associated with adverse birth outcomes than other measures of stress. Better understanding of the upstream predictors and causes of pregnancy anxiety could help to identify high-risk women for adverse maternal and infant outcomes. The objective of the present study was to measure the associations between five past pregnancy outcomes (live preterm birth (PTB), live term birth, miscarriage at <20 weeks, stillbirth at ≥20 weeks, and elective abortion) and pregnancy anxiety at three trimesters in a subsequent pregnancy...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075191/reduction-mammaplasty-improves-levels-of-anxiety-depression-and-body-image-satisfaction-in-patients-with-symptomatic-macromastia-in-the-short-and-long-term
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Esther Pérez-Panzano, Ana Gascón-Catalán, Ramón Sousa-Domínguez, Patricia Carrera-Lasfuentes, Javier García-Campayo, Antonio Güemes-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychological consequences (anxiety, depression and body image dissatisfaction) of symptomatic macromastia and the effectiveness of breast reduction surgery in re-establishing the mental health of the patient in the short and long term. METHOD: 119 patients over 18 years old who had been diagnosed with symptomatic macromastia were assessed, before surgery, one month after the operation and one year later. Patients completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Body Image Dissatisfaction subscale of the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI-2)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075190/gestational-age-within-normal-range-and-infants-health-and-temperament-at-3-months-of-age
#4
Marsha Kaitz, David Mankuta, Ann Marie Rokem, Stephen V Faraone
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between gestational age (GA) at birth across the normal GA spectrum (37-41 weeks) and the temperament and health of 3-month old infants. METHODS: The sample comprised 242 "low-risk" mothers and infants without chronic illnesses or severe pregnancy complications. Infant temperament was defined by three constructs: Negative Affectivity (NA), Extraversion, and Regulation, assessed by parents' reports on the Infant Behavior Questionnaire...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067092/-its-all-part-of-the-big-change-a-grounded-theory-study-of-women-s-identity-during-menopause
#5
Judith Sergeant, Rosemary Rizq
This study explores the impact of menopause on women's identity and considers the effect of sociocultural factors on their experience of this stage of life. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 women and analysed following constructivist Grounded Theory methods. Women described uncertainty produced by their changing bodies. Menopause was interpreted as marking transition to another phase of life, which necessitated renegotiation of role and status in the face of menopause narratives questioning women's relevance, vigour, attractiveness and emotional stability...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960615/posttraumatic-stress-and-depression-may-undermine-abuse-survivors-self-efficacy-in-the-obstetric-care-setting
#6
Natalie R Stevens, Vanessa Tirone, Teresa A Lillis, Lucie Holmgreen, Allison Chen-McCracken, Stevan E Hobfoll
INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS) are associated with increased risk of obstetric complications among pregnant survivors of trauma, abuse and interpersonal violence, but little is known about how PTS affects women's actual experiences of obstetric care. This study investigated the rate at which abuse history was detected by obstetricians, whether abuse survivors experienced more invasive exams than is typically indicated for routine obstetric care, and whether psychological distress was associated with abuse survivors' sense of self-efficacy when communicating their obstetric care needs...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934537/a-study-of-sociocultural-factors-on-depression-in-chinese-infertile-women-from-hunan-province
#7
Hui Li, Jun Lei, Fengjiao Xu, Chunli Yan, Marin Guimerans, Haiyan Xing, Yiqin Sun, Dengke Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the sociocultural factors influencing depression in Chinese infertile women in Hunan Province. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out. A total of 211 Chinese infertile women completed demographic details, a disease-related information questionnaire, a self-rating depression scale (SDS) and a social support rating scale (SSRS). RESULTS: One hundred and seven (50.71%) of the participants were classified as depressed according to the self-rating depression scale...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28136000/altruism-or-obligation-the-motivations-and-experience-of-women-who-donate-oocytes-to-known-recipients-in-assisted-conception-treatment-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis-study
#8
Santanu Acharya, Louise Bryant, Maureen Twiddy
INTRODUCTION: This qualitative study was conducted to explore the motivations and experience of oocyte donors donating to women known to them. METHODS: Three women who donated oocytes to a close relative were interviewed and data were analysed using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis approach. RESULTS: The two key elements noted were "motivations for donation" and "coping with the consequences of oocyte donation". The motivation for donation was influenced by the familial bond that was strengthened by the donation process in some cases...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27319571/pregnancy-intentionality-in-relation-to-non-planning-impulsivity
#9
Prachi Godiwala, Bradley M Appelhans, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Rui S Xiao, Kathryn E Liziewski, Sherry L Pagoto, Molly E Waring
BACKGROUND: Half of US pregnancies are unintended. Understanding risk factors is important for reducing unintended pregnancy rates. AIM: We examined a novel risk factor for unintended pregnancies, impulsivity. We hypothesized that non-planning impulsivity, but not motor or attentional impulsivity, would be related to pregnancy intention. METHODS: Pregnant women (N = 116) completed self-report measures during their second or third trimester...
December 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832718/mind-body-interventions-for-vasomotor-symptoms-in-healthy-menopausal-women-and-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
#10
Evgenia Stefanopoulou, Elizabeth Alice Grunfeld
Mind-body therapies are commonly recommended to treat vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the available evidence to date for the efficacy of different mind-body therapies to alleviate HFNS in healthy menopausal women and breast cancer survivors. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified using seven electronic search engines, direct searches of specific journals and backwards searches through reference lists of related publications...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830971/psychometric-properties-of-stress-and-anxiety-measures-among-nulliparous-women
#11
Carla M Bann, Corette B Parker, William A Grobman, Marian Willinger, Hyagriv N Simhan, Deborah A Wing, David M Haas, Robert M Silver, Samuel Parry, George R Saade, Ronald J Wapner, Michal A Elovitz, Emily S Miller, Uma M Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychometric properties of three measures, the perceived stress scale (PSS), pregnancy experience scale (PES), and state trait anxiety inventory (STAI), for assessing stress and anxiety during pregnancy among a large sample of nulliparous women. METHODS: The sample included 10,002 pregnant women participating in the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nMoM2b). Internal consistency reliability was assessed with Cronbach's alpha and factorial validity with confirmatory factor analyses...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778527/a-qualitative-interview-study-into-experiences-of-management-of-labor-pain-among-women-in-midwife-led-care-in-the-netherlands
#12
Trudy Klomp, Anke B Witteveen, Ank de Jonge, Eileen K Hutton, Antoine L M Lagro-Janssen
INTRODUCTION: Many pregnant women are concerned about the pain they will experience in labor and how to deal with this. This study's objective was to explore women's postpartum perception and view of how they dealt with labor pain. METHODS: Semistructured postpartum interviews were analyzed using the constant comparison method. Using purposive sampling, we selected 17 women from five midwifery practices across the Netherlands, from August 2009 to September 2010...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766930/prevalence-of-climacteric-symptoms-comparing-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-chinese-women
#13
Xiangyan Ruan, Yamei Cui, Juan Du, Fengyu Jin, Alfred Otto Mueck
INTRODUCTION: The climacteric symptoms during peri- and postmenopause have not been extensively studied in China. To further understanding of the characteristics of Chinese women during their menopausal transition, the aim of the study was to compare the prevalence and severity of climacteric symptoms of peri- and postmenopausal Chinese women. METHODS: The retrospective descriptive study was carried out in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women from 20 provinces of China who visited Beijing Obstetrics & Gynecology hospital during 2008-2015...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766924/the-birth-beliefs-scale-a-new-measure-to-assess-basic-beliefs-about-birth
#14
Heidi Preis, Yael Benyamini
INTRODUCTION: Basic beliefs about birth as a natural and safe or a medical and risky process are central in the decisions on where and how to birth. Despite their importance, they have not been studied separately from other childbirth-related constructs. Our aim was to develop a measure to assess these beliefs. METHOD: Pregnant Israeli women (N = 850, gestational week ≥14) were recruited in women's health centers, in online natural birth forums, and through home midwives...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750491/psychology-of-infertility-and-assisted-reproductive-treatment-the-italian-situation
#15
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
The aim of this work is to propose a brief comment about the role of psychology in the cases of infertility and assisted reproductive treatments with particular reference to the Italian situation.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750485/comment-on-anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-prospective-study
#16
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750481/comment-on-needs-and-priorities-of-women-with-endometrial-and-cervical-cancer
#17
Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750472/impact-of-endometriosis-on-quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being
#18
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
The aim of this work is to propose a brief comment about the impact of endometriosis on quality of life and psychological well-being of women affected.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750468/comment-on-impact-of-endometriosis-on-quality-of-life-and-mental-health-pelvic-pain-makes-the-difference
#19
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728996/social-stress-predicts-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancies
#20
David J Owen, Lorna Wood, Barbara Tomenson, Francis Creed, James P Neilson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether stress, anxiety and depression predict preterm birth in twin pregnancies. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with a convenience sample of women pregnant with dichorionic, diamniotic twins. They were interviewed at 24-28 weeks using the Life Events and Difficulties Schedule and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Corticotrophin-releasing hormone, ACTH and cortisol levels were assessed at 28 weeks. The main outcome was premature delivery; there were 42 preterm and 73 term births...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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