Decision-making regarding place of birth in high-risk pregnancy: a qualitative study.
This study investigated women's decision-making during high-risk pregnancies. Half the participants were planning hospital births and half were planning homebirths. METHODS: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews set in a hospital maternity department in the UK. Twenty-six participants with high-risk pregnancies, at least 32 weeks pregnant. Results were analysed using systematic thematic analysis. RESULTS: Three themes emerged: perceptions of birth at home and hospital; beliefs about how birth should be; and the decision process. Both groups were concerned about safety but they expressed different con...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Muscle strengthening exercises during pregnancy are associated with increased energy and reduced fatigue.
DISCUSSION: The results suggest acute, low-to-moderate intensity muscle strengthening exercise during pregnancy is effective for transiently improving feelings of energy and fatigue. PMID: 26984583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Corrigendum.
Authors: PMID: 26984584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Anxiety and depression in patients with advanced ovarian cancer: a prospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: Significant changes in the level of anxiety and slight fluctuations in the depression level experienced during ovarian cancer treatment are mostly determined by clinical variables. Identification of individuals with psychological comorbidities is a vital component of patient-oriented multidisciplinary care. PMID: 26939616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 6, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Autonomic nervous system activity and anxiety and depressive symptoms in mothers up to 2 years postpartum.
This study was conducted from 2012 to 2014 at University Hospital in Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and a nearby obstetrics and gynecology department clinic in Japan. RESULTS: Anxiety and depression non-cases accounted for 67.6% (n = 73) of subjects, anxiety non-cases and depression doubtful and definite cases 7.4% (n = 8), anxiety doubtful and definite cases and depression non-cases 8.3% (n = 9), and anxiety and depression doubtful and definite cases 16.7% (n = 18). Findings were similar for women with anxiety or depression, with total power (TP), low-f...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 6, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Treatment of nulliparous women with severe fear of childbirth via the Internet: a feasibility study.
Authors: Nieminen K, Andersson G, Wijma B, Ryding EL, Wijma K Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to test the feasibility of Internet interventions among nulliparous women suffering from severe fear of childbirth (FOC) by means of an Internet-delivered therapist-supported self-help program based on cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT). DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: A feasibility study of an ICBT program for the treatment of severe FOC in pregnant women. SAMPLE: Twenty-eight Swedish-speaking nulliparous women with severe FOC recruited via a project home page fro...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

A brief report of depressive symptoms and health promoting behaviors among women with infertility attending a clinical mind-body program.
Authors: Psaros C, Kagan L, Auba E, Alert M, Park ER Abstract Diagnosis of infertility or treatment for infertility can result in distress, including for some women, depressive symptoms. Integrative infertility treatment programs are gaining recognition and popularity, and many women may seek this kind of care. However, depressive symptoms may be a barrier to fully engaging in and benefiting from mind-body infertility programs. The aim of this retrospective, cross-sectional chart review, was to describe the baseline level of depressive symptoms and differences in baseline health promoting behaviors by level of depr...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Cross-border reproductive services--suggestions for ethically based minimum standards of care in Europe.
Authors: Thorn P, Wischmann T, Blyth E Abstract Cross-border reproductive services (CBRS) is a phenomenon discussed worldwide. The major challenges associated with CBRS are the lack of data on the number of patients travelling for treatment and lack of transparency regarding the quality and safety of treatment procedures, especially in countries that have not yet introduced legislation or binding professional guidelines. This has given rise to practices that range from dubious to irresponsible treatment. Given that pan-European (let alone globally encompassing) legislation or guidelines are unlikely to appear quick...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

An innovative screen-and-advice model for psychopathology and psychosocial problems among urban pregnant women: an exploratory study.
Authors: Quispel C, Schneider TA, Bonsel GJ, Lambregtse-van den Berg MP Abstract BACKGROUND: Increased adverse pregnancy outcomes related to psychiatric and psychosocial problems can be observed for urban areas when compared to national averages. We developed a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based self-report screening model that produces tailored intervention advices. After having adapted the model to local care pathways, we tested the reliability, validity and feasibility of the model in routine antenatal care. METHODS: Observational study among pregnant women in a Dutch urban area included women with a boo...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Perceived control and maternal satisfaction with childbirth: a measure development study.
Authors: Stevens NR, Wallston KA, Hamilton NA Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop and validate two instruments: one to assess patient perceptions of control of the childbirth environment and the other, global satisfaction with the childbirth experience. Participants were 187 women recruited from obstetric clinics, breast-feeding support groups and online who had given birth in the past 4 months. Scale development involved item construction, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) of the Perceived Control in Childbirth Scale (PCCh), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the Satisfaction with Childbirth Scale...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Motivations and experiences of women who accessed "see and treat" cervical cancer prevention services in Zambia.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions are needed to gain support for the screening process from influential family members and peers. PMID: 22369192 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Do immigration and acculturation have an impact on hyperemesis gravidarum? Results of a study in Berlin/Germany.
CONCLUSIONS: Experience of migration is an etiological cofactor for HG. The grade of acculturation does not have a significant influence on the psychic well-being of HG patients. PMID: 22448885 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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"Something of the two of us". The emotionally loaded embryo disposition decision making of patients who view their embryo as a symbol of their relationship.
CONCLUSION: The conception of the embryo as a SOR is part of an affective attitude towards embryos that has an impact on patients' disposition decisions. Alongside patients' values and principles, it is important that counselors acknowledge and clarify patients' affective conceptualizations. PMID: 22519652 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Sleep disturbances in Korean pregnant and postpartum women.
In conclusion, sleep disturbances are prevalent among Korean pregnant and postpartum women, and increase significantly as pregnancy progresses and after delivery. PMID: 22533904 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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The assessment of satisfaction with care in the perinatal period.
This article reviews the measurement of satisfaction with care, together with factors that may influence satisfaction and its measurement during the perinatal period. Recommendations are also provided for further research and development of satisfaction instruments and potential interventions to improve satisfaction with perinatal care. PMID: 22554136 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Existential experiences and needs related to induced abortion in a group of Swedish women: a quantitative investigation.
CONCLUSION: Women's experiences of abortion can include existential thoughts about life, death, meaning and morality, feelings of attachment to the foetus, and the need for symbolic expression. This presents a challenge for abortion personnel, as the situation involves complex aspects over and above medical procedures and routines. PMID: 22554137 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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A review and psychometric evaluation of pregnancy-specific stress measures.
Authors: Alderdice F, Lynn F, Lobel M Abstract Considerable evidence has accumulated on the association between pregnancy-specific stress and adverse birth outcomes with an increasing number of measures of pregnancy-specific stress being developed internationally. However, the introduction of these measures has not always been theoretically or psychometrically grounded, resulting in questions about the quality and direction of such research. This review summarizes evidence on the reliability and validity of pregnancy-specific stress measures identified between 1980 and October 2010. Fifteen pregnancy-specific stres...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

No relationship between fear of childbirth and pregnancy-/delivery-outcome in a low-risk Dutch pregnancy cohort delivering at home or in hospital.
Authors: Sluijs AM, Cleiren MP, Scherjon SA, Wijma K Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship of fear of childbirth (FOC), general anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum with birth complications. METHODS: For this prospective cohort study 105 healthy women with low-risk pregnancies (until at least 30 weeks gestation) completed the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) at 30 weeks gestation and 6 weeks postpartum. These results were related with delivery characteristics. RESULTS: FOC during pregnancy was not rela...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Pregnancy and after: what women want from their partners - listening to women in Uyo, Nigeria.
DISCUSSION: The most desired form of partner support was assistance with domestic chores during and after pregnancy; followed by financial support during pregnancy and providing/caring for the baby in the postpartum period. Partner support during pregnancy was high 98.0% (351). While 73% of respondents expected partner presence during childbirth, 69.4% reported actual partner presence. Women with no experience of pregnancy before marriage, a husband in formal employment, and regular assistance at home had a two- to three-fold likelihood of expecting partner presence at childbirth compared to those without these attributes....
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Increased salivary chromogranin A in women with severe negative mood states in the premenstrual phase.
This study indicates a significant late-luteal increase in salivary CgA, reflecting an increase of sympathetic nerve activity in women who experience a substantial increase (>30%) in a cluster of negative psychoemotional symptoms premenstrually. Furthermore, salivary CgA, as opposed to salivary cortisol, could serve as a reliable noninvasive biomarker to more sensitively evaluate neuropsychophysiological fluctuations during the menstrual cycle. PMID: 22779913 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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"Sexual pleasure on equal terms": young women's ideal sexual situations.
CONCLUSIONS: Our research further accentuates the importance of finding ways to focus on the complexity of unequal gender norms in youth heterosexuality. A better understanding of these cognitions is essential and useful among professionals working with youths' sexual health. PMID: 22835065 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Premenstrual syndrome and attitudes toward menstruation in a sample of nursing students.
Authors: Guvenc G, Kilic A, Akyuz A, Ustunsoz A Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate baccalaureate nursing students' attitudes toward menstruation, and to analyze the frequency of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, as well as the relationship between attitudes toward menstruation and PMS symptoms. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out between February 15 and March 10, 2009, in Ankara Turkey. The study participants were 250 undergraduate nursing student volunteers. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, the validated Turkish version of the Menstrual Attitude ...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Sexual health and gynecological cancer: conceptualizing patient needs and overcoming barriers to seeking and accessing services.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to understand patient needs and desire for help, health care providers should assess current sexual health and patient perceptions of healthy sexuality. To increase effectiveness of distress screening and treatment interventions, potential barriers must be evaluated and addressed. PMID: 22901295 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Hyperemesis gravidarum and depression in pregnancy: is there an association?
Authors: Hizli D, Kamalak Z, Kosus A, Kosus N, Akkurt G Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and sociodemographic parameters on depression during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Between September 2010 and September 2011, 200 consecutive women with HG were defined as the study group and 200 consecutive pregnant women without any signs and symptoms of HG, and matched for age, parity, and gestational age were defined as the control group. The Beck depression inventory-II (BDI-II) questionnaire and sociodemographic questionnaire evaluating educational level, o...
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Women's experiences of sex and intimacy after childbirth: making the adjustment to motherhood.
This study demonstrates that pregnancy, childbirth and parenting can bring about significant changes to women's experiences of sex and intimacy. Women who experience significant reductions in their libido may be vulnerable to feelings of guilt and failure, connected with high expectations that they should be able to "do it all". PMID: 22973871 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Effects of an early intervention on perceived stress and diurnal cortisol in pregnant women with elevated stress, anxiety, and depressive symptomatology.
Authors: Richter J, Bittner A, Petrowski K, Junge-Hoffmeister J, Bergmann S, Joraschky P, Weidner K Abstract The goal of the present investigation was to examine effects of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention for pregnant women with subclinically elevated stress, anxiety and/or depression on perceived stress and salivary cortisol levels. Expectant mothers were recruited in gynaecologist practices. They participated in a screening, a standardized diagnostic interview (Munich-Composite Diagnostic Interview, M-CIDI), and were randomly assigned to an intervention (N = 21) and treatment as usual control group (N =...
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Physical therapy and psychological intervention normalize cortisol levels and improve vitality in women with endometriosis.
In conclusion, the physical and psychological intervention protocol applied in this study to women suffering of endometriosis was effective in reducing perceived stress, normalizing cortisol levels, increasing vitality and improving physical functioning. PMID: 23094607 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Maternal mental health in the first 3-week postpartum: the impact of caregiver support and the subjective experience of childbirth - a longitudinal path model.
Authors: Gürber S, Bielinski-Blattmann D, Lemola S, Jaussi C, von Wyl A, Surbek D, Grob A, Stadlmayr W Abstract OBJECTIVE: Acute stress reactions (ASR) and postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) are frequent after childbirth. The present study addresses the change and overlap of ASR and PDS from the 1- to 3-week postpartum and examines the interplay of caregiver support and subjective birth experience with regard to the development of ASR/PDS within a longitudinal path model. METHOD: A total of 219 mothers completed questionnaires about caregiver support and subjective birth experience (Salmon's Item List) a...
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Strategies for improving perinatal depression treatment in North American outpatient obstetric settings.
CONCLUSION: Specific clinical, program, and system level changes are recommended to help change the culture of obstetric care settings to optimize depression treatment. PMID: 23194018 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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A word of thanks.
Authors: van de Wiel HB, Weijmar Schultz WC PMID: 23394406 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Preparation for prenatal decision-making: a baseline of knowledge and reflection in women participating in prenatal screening.
CONCLUSION: Women's baseline knowledge and reflection about the nature of prenatal screening and diagnosis are minimal in contrast to the large impact positive results could have on their lives. Providers need to weigh the benefit of priming decision-making by exposing women to the possibility of fetal diagnosis, against the cost of raised anxiety. PMID: 23394407 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Does an information film about prenatal testing in early pregnancy affect women's anxiety and worries?
CONCLUSION: An informational film as additional information to complement written and verbal information about prenatal testing does not appear to increase women's anxiety and worries. However, the informational film may cause worry at the time of viewing which should be taken into consideration. PMID: 23394408 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Patient's willingness to opt for external cephalic version.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that expected pain during treatment and the success rate are the most important factors influencing the willingness to undergo ECV. Taking this information into account when counseling for ECV and reassuring women that unbearable pain is always a reason to stop ECV, and that the vast majority of women reported that the experienced pain is bearable, might improve the uptake of ECV and decrease the number of CS due to breech presentation. PMID: 23394409 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Women's prelabour preference for epidural analgesia: a cross-sectional study among women from the Netherlands and Belgium.
This study describes variables related to women's prelabour preference for epidural analgesia (PEA) in two neighbouring countries with a comparable socio-economic and cultural background. METHODS: Dutch women in midwifery (n = 164) or obstetrical care (n = 162), and Belgian women (n = 188) of ≥36 weeks gestation with a singleton in cephalic presentation completed questionnaires on demographic factors, received labour analgesia information, perceived attitude of the caregiver towards epidural analgesia (EA), pain catastrophising and coping with labour pain. Multiple logistic ...
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Association of a serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and stressful life events with postpartum depressive symptoms: a population-based study.
Authors: Pinheiro RT, Coelho FM, Silva RA, Pinheiro KA, Oses JP, Quevedo Lde Á, Souza LD, Jansen K, Zimmermann Peruzatto JM, Manfro GG, Giovenardi M, Almeida S, Lucion AB Abstract We conducted a cross-sectional study nested within a cohort study with 276 postpartum women to evaluate the role of a serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and the stressful life events (SLE) on the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms in a community sample. Participants were assessed between 45 and 90 days after delivery with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the Mini International Neuropsych...
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Obstetrician-gynecologists' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding major depressive disorder.
CONCLUSION: Ob-gyns are not utilizing the recommended validated resources such as the DSM-IV or PHQ-2 for diagnosis of depression or prior to prescribing antidepressants. PMID: 23394412 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Mexican beliefs and attitudes toward menopause and menopausal-related symptoms.
The objective of this study was to explore the beliefs and attitudes toward menopause among young and middle-aged Mexican women and men, as well as the menopausal-related symptoms that middle-aged women report or expect and that other participants think a menopausal woman experiences. The beliefs about and attitudes toward Menopause Questionnaire and the Greene Climacteric Scale were answered by 395 Mexicans between the ages of 20 and 60 years. Comparing middle-aged participants, the most negative attitudes toward menopause were held by surgically menopausal women, and the most positive attitudes by naturally postmenopausa...
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Validation of genital appearance satisfaction scale and the cosmetic procedure screening scale for women seeking labiaplasty.
DISCUSSION: We recommend that both the GAS and the COPS-L be routinely used for audit and outcome monitoring of interventions for women distressed by the appearance or function of their genitalia. The GAS has an advantage in assessing additional functional symptoms in such women. The COPS-L may be helpful in identifying women with BDD. PMID: 23394414 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Developing and testing a new instrument to measure women's satisfaction with controlled ovarian stimulation treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: The EFESO questionnaire is feasible, reliable and valid for the measurement of satisfaction with treatment in patients receiving COS treatment. PMID: 23394415 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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A randomized controlled trial of group cognitive behavioral therapy for Chinese breast cancer patients with major depression.
This study aims to evaluate the effects of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GCBT) in treating major depression in Chinese women with breast cancer. METHODS: Sixty-two breast cancer patients diagnosed with major depression were randomly assigned to GCBT group (N = 31) or a waiting list control group provided with an educational booklet (N = 31). The primary outcome measure was the 17-Item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (17-HAMD). The second outcome measures were Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Breast and Self-Esteem Scale (SES). Assessments were carri...
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Influence of a single physical exercise class on mood states of pregnant women.
Authors: Guszkowska M, Langwald M, Dudziak D, Zaremba A Abstract The aim of the research was to define the influence of a single physical exercise class on mood states of pregnant women and to establish the socio-demographic and personality predictors of mood changes. The sample was comprised of a total of 109 pregnant women aged 19-37 years. Of the group, 62 women participated in physical exercise for pregnant women (the experimental group) and 47 women participated in traditional childbirth education classes (the control group). Emotional states were assessed with the UWIST Mood Adjective Checklist; personality t...
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A study of postpartum depression and maternal risk factors in Qatar.
CONCLUSION: While socio-demographic risk factors are well studied in the PPD literature, there is much less information on the impact of maternal complications on the psychological status of postpartum women. Postpartum women, especially those with maternal complications, need close screening and have quick access to mental healthcare within integrated reproductive health services. PMID: 23701432 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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An investigation of psycho-social factors associated with the uptake of pre-pregnancy care in Australian women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Authors: Komiti A, Jackson HJ, Nankervis A, Conn J, Allan C, Judd F Abstract Pre-pregnancy care (PPC) reduces adverse pregnancy outcomes for women with pre-existing diabetes. Yet, despite the compelling case for PPC, participation rates remain poor. The reasons for poor participation are as yet unclear. The aim of this study was to further our understanding of the factors-associated PPC uptake, particularly attitudes and beliefs towards PPC using models of health behaviour: The Health Belief Model, Social Cognitive Theory, and Theory of Reasoned Action. Participants comprised 123 women with type 1 and 2 diabetes at...
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Prioritizing the partner's enjoyment: a population-based study on young Swedish women with experience of pain during vaginal intercourse.
Authors: Elmerstig E, Wijma B, Swahnberg K Abstract The present study examines the prevalence of women who continue to have vaginal intercourse (VIC) despite pain, avoid telling the partner, and feign enjoyment. It also considers the reasons for this behavior. A sample of 1566 female senior high school students (aged 18-22 years) completed a questionnaire concerning their experiences and attitudes toward their body and sexuality. Forty-seven percent (270/576) of those women who reported pain during VIC continued to have VIC despite the pain. The most common reasons were that they did not want to spoil sex for or hu...
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Psychological correlates of decision-making during prenatal diagnosis: a prospective study.
CONCLUSION: The decision to terminate pregnancy, irrespective of test results, may determine emotional distress and psychiatric morbidity. Women who were anxious and depressed at decision appeared to be more uncertain about their choices as time passed by. A careful assessment of women during prenatal diagnosis should be useful to identify women who may benefit from psychological support. PMID: 23706024 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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JPOG in the future: building on credibility, visibility and readability.
Authors: Goldbeck-Wood S, Slade P PMID: 23725529 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Oncologists' practice and attitudes regarding fertility preservation in female cancer patients: a pilot study in the Netherlands.
CONCLUSION: Most physicians considered infertility to be a major issue to be discussed, and most intended to take action to protect ovarian function before or during gonadotoxic therapy. PMID: 23915206 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
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Psychosomatics in obstetrics and gynecology - evaluation of a compulsory standardized teaching program.
CONCLUSIONS: The presented teaching program - more precisely the supervised groups - seemed to be effective in increasing self-estimated psychosomatic competence and self-efficacy in future specialists for obstetrics and gynecology. It may serve as a model for the systematic integration of standardized psychosomatic basic training into the education of obstetrician-gynecologists. PMID: 23952168 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Self-efficacy beliefs and fear of childbirth in nulliparous women.
Authors: Salomonsson B, Gullberg MT, Alehagen S, Wijma K Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore how childbirth self-efficacy, i.e. outcome expectancy and efficacy expectancy, was associated with fear of childbirth (FOC) and how efficacy expectancy and FOC, respectively were related to socio-demographic characteristics, mental problems and preference for a caesarean section. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a consecutive sample of 1000 pregnant nulliparous women was sent the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire and Childbirth Self-Efficacy Inventory. Statistical analyses were performed on data from 423 women. ...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Recovery after unsuccessful in vitro fertilization: the complex role of resilience and marital relationships.
Authors: Chochovski J, Moss SA, Charman DP Abstract The failure rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is around 75% per cycle. These unsuccessful attempts can provoke acute clinical depression and other problems. Although practitioners often recommend cognitive reappraisal, rather than avoidance, to cope with these difficulties, previous research has not established the psychosocial determinants of adaptive coping strategies. Arguably, resilience could encourage cognitive reappraisal, because resilient individuals feel confident they can overcome their emotions, whereas marital quality could prevent avoidance, becau...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research