Factors of postpartum depression among teen mothers in Rwanda: a cross- sectional study.
Conclusion: Regression analyses showed that parental distress, weight/shape disturbances, economic income and parental-child dysfunctional interaction predicted unique variance associated with depression level. These findings are discussed in light of future work and the persistent need to inform prevention and treatment programs for teen mothers. PMID: 32131669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

An interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program effectively treats impairment in sexual function, depression, alexithymia, and pain in women with chronic pelvic pain.
Conclusion: Results demonstrate that ICPRPs can effectively treat CPP, particularly through changes in depression and alexithymia. Future research should examine whether specific interventions can be added in ICPRPS to address CPP-related sexual impairment. PMID: 32141387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Risk of schizophrenia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a nationwide population-based cohort study from Taiwan.
Conclusion: This study shows PCOS patients are at increased risk of incident schizophrenia, and the metformin treatment has a protective effect against incident schizophrenia. PMID: 32141403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Psychosocial predictors of the fear of childbirth in Turkish pregnant women.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that psychosocial variables are key to predicting FOC. PMID: 32116080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The role of personality dimensions and trait anxiety in increasing the likelihood of suicide ideation in women during the perinatal period.
This study aimed to investigate the role of personality dimensions on the occurrence of suicide ideation during the perinatal period.Methods: A longitudinal prospective study was performed in pregnant women who were monitored at university-based obstetrical care units in our county. Recruited women were reassessed between 6 and 8 weeks into their postnatal period. Trait and state anxiety, five-factor based dimensions of personality, and depressive symptoms were assessed using established psychometric measures. Appropriate statistical analyses were conducted, depending on the distribution of variables.Results: Signif...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Testing the birth attitude profile scale in a Swedish sample of women with fear of birth.
Conclusion: The BAPS instrument seems to be useful in identifying birth attitudes in women with fear of birth and could be a basis for discussions and birth planning during pregnancy. Mental health problems were the main difference in cluster membership; therefore, it is important to ask women with fear of childbirth about physical, mental and social aspects of health. In addition, a qualitative approach using techniques such as focus groups or interviews is needed to explore how women come to form their attitudes and beliefs about birth. PMID: 32081051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosoma...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Is dispositional optimism associated with endometriomas and deep infiltrating endometriosis?
Conclusions: This study provides the first evidence that a personality dimension with many prognostic implications may be altered in women with endometriosis. Our findings highlight the importance of a broader understanding of this condition, treating this disorder from a biopsychosocial perspective and suggests the need for non-medical attention within a multidisciplinary team. PMID: 32081052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Prevalence of substance use disorder and psychiatric comorbidity burden among pregnant women with opioid use disorder in a large administrative database, 2009-2014.
Conclusions: Most pregnant women with OUD were diagnosed with at least one non-opioid SUD and tobacco use disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder were also common, suggesting that mental health screenings should be prioritized for pregnant women with OUD. PMID: 32067526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Professional counseling in women with serious mental illness: achieving a shift toward a more effective contraceptive method.
Conclusions: Evidence-based contraception counseling in clinical practice, based on an adapted protocol to patients with SMI, has shown, in this study, to be adequate to promote the shift to more effective contraceptive methods, avoiding the need of daily compliance in this population. Gender violence has been significantly associated with the shift to very high effectiveness methods as well as previous abortions and having children, not significantly. PMID: 32050830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Effects of antepartum education on worries about labor and mode of delivery.
Conclusion: Education provided during pregnancy significantly decreased women's worries about labor, but it did not lead to a significant difference in the modes of delivery. PMID: 32050831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Experiences of gynecologic oncology nurses regarding caring behaviors:  a hermeneutic phenomenological study.
Conclusion: This study suggests that gynecologic oncology nurses need to adequately and efficiently improve on caring behaviors in an intense caring environment. PMID: 32054381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Assessment of anxiety during pregnancy: are existing multiple anxiety scales suitable and comparable in measuring anxiety during pregnancy?
This study examined the performance of multiple anxiety scales in measuring anxiety during pregnancy, an important issue due to the possible effect of pregnancy-related symptoms on the measurement of anxiety.Methods: Secondary data on anxiety, measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-State (STAI-S) 20-item and six-item scales, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-Anxiety Subscale (EPDS-3A) and the Symptoms Checklist-90-Anxiety Subscale (SCL-90), were obtained from two pregnancy cohort studies. Both cohorts completed the EPDS-3A, while 3341 women completed the STAI-S and 2187 women completed the SCL-90, with 231 wo...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Effects of progestin contraceptive methods on sexual function in reproductive age women: a meta-analysis.
Conclusions: The findings showed a positive or neutral effect of implant and LNG-IUS on female sexual function. Given the importance of examining sexuality in contraceptive users, this study provides new evidence, which can be offered to women during contraceptive counseling. PMID: 32048542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Arabic version of Muller's prenatal attachment inventory.
Conclusion: The Arabic version of the PAI is a culturally appropriate tool to measure MFA amongst Arabic-speaking women. PMID: 31948333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Preferred ways of giving birth in non-pregnant and pregnant nulliparous women: the role of control beliefs.
Conclusions: Delivery-related control beliefs are important psychological characteristics in the prediction of preferences for ways of delivery. Understanding delivery-specific control beliefs may be an important component of supporting women to give birth in a mentally and physically healthy way. PMID: 31928281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Impact of gestational diabetes diagnosis on concurrent depression in pregnancy.
Conclusions: The diagnosis of GDM was associated with an elevated risk of concomitant pregnancy diagnosis of depression. Given the elevated risk to patients diagnosed with GDM, a more frequent depression screening interval could be considered during the remainder of the pregnancy, such as each prenatal visit. PMID: 31909691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Perinatal factors related to pregnancy and childbirth satisfaction: a prospective cohort study.
Authors: Lemmens SMP, van Montfort P, Meertens LJE, Spaanderman MEA, Smits LJM, de Vries RG, Scheepers HCJ Abstract Background: Satisfaction of pregnancy and childbirth is an important quality measure of maternity care. Satisfaction questionnaires generally result in high scores. However, it has been argued that dissatisfaction relies on a different construct. In response to a worldwide call for obstetric care that is more woman-centered, we identified and described the contributors to suboptimal satisfaction with pregnancy and childbirth.Methods: A prospective subcohort of 739 women from a larger cohort (Expect St...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Exploring mothers' experiences of trauma and violence-informed cognitive behavioural therapy following intimate partner violence: a qualitative case analysis.
Conclusions: Given that improved perinatal mental health has been linked to enhanced maternal resiliency and quality of life, greater maternal-infant attachment, and positive child health outcomes, this research has the potential to bridge the critical knowledge gap at the intersection of motherhood, trauma, and mental health. PMID: 31902267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms at postpartum are associated with those at the second trimester of pregnancy and the antioxidant activity immediately after delivery.
Conclusion: Depressive symptoms at the second trimester of pregnancy and the antioxidant activity immediately after delivery could predict postpartum depression. TRIAL REGISTRATION: UMIN-CTR UMIN000022367. PMID: 31902269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Factors associated with infertility distress of infertile women: a cross-sectional study.
Authors: Yilmaz T, Yazici S, Benli T Abstract Background: Women undergoing infertility treatment may suffer infertility distress.Objective: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with infertility distress in women with infertility problems.Materials and methods: Women (N = 368) who received infertility treatment and agreed to participate in the study constituted the sample of this cross-sectional descriptive study. The participants filled out the "Descriptive Information Form on Women with Infertility" and the "Infertility Distress Scale (IDS)". The data analysis...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Preferred and actual mode of delivery in relation to fear of childbirth.
Authors: Sluijs AM, Wijma K, Cleiren MPHD, van Lith JMM, Wijma B Abstract Purpose: This prospective cohort study aimed to investigate the interrelation between preferred/actual mode of delivery and pre- and postpartum fear of childbirth (FOC).Material and methods: Participants from 13 midwifery practices and four hospitals in Southwest Netherlands filled out questionnaires at 30 weeks' gestation (n = 561) and two months postpartum (n = 463), including questions on preferred mode of delivery, the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) and Hospital Anxiety Depression Sc...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The impact of invasive prenatal testing on anxiety and sleep quality in pregnant women with a screen-positive result for aneuploidy.
Authors: Akbas M, Koyuncu FM, Bülbül Y, Artunc-Ulkumen B, Çetin A Abstract Purpose: Prenatal anxiety has negative effects on pregnancy and neonate. Both screening tests and invasive diagnostic tests are associated with elevated anxiety level. But a normal fetal karyotype result could improve the anxiety level in high-risk patients. We hypothesized that patients who prefer follow-up without karyotyping may experience increased anxiety and sleep impairment until delivery. Our aim was to determine the effect of invasive diagnostic test decision on anxiety and sleep quality in women with a positive scr...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcomes after surgery among patients with gynecological diseases in Japan.
Conclusions: The QOLs among gynecological cancer survivors may be associated with the chemotherapy and the term after surgery. PMID: 31894721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Setting the global research agenda in psychosocial aspects of women's health - outcomes from ISPOG world conference at The Hague.
Authors: Quinlivan J, Rowe H, Wischmann T, Thomson G, Stuijfzand S, Horsch A, Bittner A, Lennertz I, Takamatsu K, Benyamini Y, Tschudin S PMID: 31805800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - December 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Indonesian adolescents' experiences during pregnancy and early parenthood: a qualitative study.
Conclusion: Indonesian adolescents and young parents' experiences revealed the powerful influence of cultural and religion upon policy and social structure. The study shows a unique insight into the influence of spirituality and the compliant and nurturing behavior within a family structure. PMID: 31760844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Couvade syndrome: more than a toothache.
Conclusion: Expectant fathers should be screened for symptoms of Couvade Syndrome throughout the pregnancy in order to better support the familial unit. PMID: 31769327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Trends in mental health and substance use disorders and treatment receipt among pregnant and nonpregnant women in the United States, 2008-2014.
Conclusions: There is a need for preventive strategies addressing anxiety disorder, psychological distress and illicit drug use among women of childbearing age as well as initiatives to increase access to mental health treatment among pregnant women. PMID: 31718367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The effect of psychoeducation on fear of childbirth and birth type: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusion: This study provides sufficient evidence that psychoeducation is an effective to reduce FOC and CS rate. PMID: 31718369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Improving clinical care for women with endometriosis: qualitative analysis of women's and health professionals' views.
Conclusions: This is the first comparison of patient and practitioner perceptions of endometriosis in primary healthcare. Models of multi-disciplinary, collaborative care need to be developed and evaluated against consumer-informed measures of women's wellbeing, quality of life and satisfaction with symptom management and health care. PMID: 31691598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The effect of hyperemesis gravidarum on prenatal adaptation and quality of life: a prospective case-control study.
Authors: Türkmen H Abstract Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the adaptation status of hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy and its effects on quality of life. Methods: The study was carried out between January and December 2018 in at the gynecology services and obstetrics clinics of a public hospital in Turkey. The study included pregnant women as the case group (n = 150) in their first and second trimesters diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and pregnant women with healthy pregnancy (n = 150). In order to obtain information pertinent to the participants, a "Persona...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - October 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

"Moving from uncertainty toward acceptance": a grounded theory study on exploring Iranian women's experiences of encountering menopause.
Conclusion: Moving from uncertainty toward acceptance was identified as the core concept in the Iranian women's experiences of encountering menopause. Modifying the beliefs of people about menopause and aging as well as increasing their knowledge and information about menopause can help women to experience the menopausal transition with more ease. PMID: 31623492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - October 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The relationship between psychosocial health status and social support of pregnant women.
Authors: Değirmenci F, Vefikuluçay Yılmaz D Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between psychosocial health status and social support, which has important effects on pregnancy, and to determine the factors related to both psychosocial health and social support. Method: The research was planned to be a descriptive study. The sample of the study consisted of 393 pregnant women. 'Personal Information Form', 'Pregnancy Psychosocial Health Assessment Scale (PPHAS)', and 'Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)' were used to collect data, and Student's t-t...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - October 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy on psychological distress in the mothers of preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusion: CBT was effective in decreasing the level of PTSD and anxiety in the mothers of preterm infants. Due to the small number of included studies and the small sample size, clinical trials with large sample sizes and a low risk of bias are recommended to provide evidence for the implementation of interventions affecting psychological distress in the mothers of preterm infants in clinical settings. PMID: 31619096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - October 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): moving from characterization to interventions.
Authors: McGowan L, Quinlivan J PMID: 31595811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - October 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

A pulse-based diet and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet in combination with health counseling and exercise improve health-related quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions: Both interventions improved HRQoL scores in women with PCOS without prescribed energy-restriction. Our observations add novel insights into current evidence and elucidate the need for future psychological research to target lifestyle modifications for improving HRQoL and unique psychological complications of PCOS in this high-risk population (CinicalTrials.gov identifier:NCT01288638). PMID: 31558086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Single women and motherhood: right now or maybe later?
Conclusion: Our results underscore the relevance of family ties in the decision to undergo IVF/IUI as single women. Moreover, these women might not be fully informed about social freezing as an option to postpone motherhood. Health professionals should be aware of these differences when counseling single women on fertility choices. PMID: 31552758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Increased suicide risk among patients oophorectomized following benign conditions and its association with comorbidities.
Authors: Chiu LW, Lin KY, Chang CY, Lin WC, Wan L Abstract Objective: To evaluate the suicide rate among patients oophorectomized for benign conditions and its association with confounding comorbidities. Method: We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort study of women aged ≥20 years that underwent oophorectomy including unilateral or bilateral in laparotomy or laparoscopy for benign conditions during 2000-2013. A total of 145,588 oophorectomized and 582,352 non-oophorectomized women were included with an average follow-up time of 7 years. The comorbidities assessed were hypertension (HT...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 31, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

An overview on the relationship between endometriosis and infertility: the impact on sexuality and psychological well-being.
Authors: La Rosa VL, Barra F, Chiofalo B, Platania A, Di Guardo F, Conway F, Di Angelo Antonio S, Lin LT Abstract Purpose: Women with endometriosis represent a significant proportion of all outpatient gynecological consultations. Endometriosis is a benign chronic condition characterized by the spreading of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. A correlation between endometriosis and infertility has been strongly underlined in the literature about the topic: recent data suggest that up to 50% of women with infertility may suffer from this disease. The aim of this brief commentary is to focus the attention on t...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 31, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study on maternal anxiety levels after cytomegalovirus screening.
Authors: Uehara K, Kaneko M, Matsuoka A, Kuroki M, Minematsu T Abstract Purpose: we aimed to estimate the anxiety levels of pregnant women following maternal serum screening for CMV infection. Materials and methods: In this case-control study conducted from April 2016 to June 2017, we enrolled all pregnant women referred to our hospital who were CMV immunoglobulin (Ig) M antibody positive (IgM-positive group, n = 51); further, those who were CMV IgG positive but IgM negative (IgM-negative group, n = 51) during the same period were included as study controls. Data were collected on patien...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 31, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The bloom is (slightly) off the rose: the motherhood effect on psychological functioning in successive pregnancies.
Conclusions: Findings suggest marked consistency in maternal psychological orientation across subsequent pregnancies, though parity also plays a role in the maternal experience. PMID: 31466499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 31, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Women's experiences after abnormal Pap smear results: a qualitative study.
Conclusions: It was concluded that the cultural beliefs, perceptions, emotions and practices of women with abnormal Pap smear results should be considered in the diagnostic and treatment processes. These characteristics of women's experience are also important to consider when developing strategies to address barriers to effective cervical screening, diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 31452433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Postpartum bonding at the beginning of the second year of child's life: the role of postpartum depression and early bonding impairment.
Conclusions: BI affects 1 in 10 mothers, and although BI and PPD are strongly associated at 6-8 and 12-15 months after delivery, BI at 6-8 months is the main predictor of later BI. Based on the study findings, PPD screening in combination with BI assessment is highly recommended during the first year of child's life. PMID: 31438746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Quality of life and fertility preservation counseling for women with gynecological cancer: an integrated psychological and clinical perspective.
Authors: La Rosa VL, Shah M, Kahramanoglu I, Cerentini TM, Ciebiera M, Lin LT, Dirnfeld M, Minona P, Tesarik J Abstract Purpose: Relational and sexual problems are frequent in patients with a diagnosis of gynecological cancer, because this disease has a strong negative impact on female identity and sexuality. Psychological and sexual functioning is affected by inauspicious diagnosis. Furthermore, therapies may compromise reproductive function. The aim of this study is to propose a general overview on the impact of gynecological cancer on quality of life and psychological and sexual functioning, as well as on the im...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Anxiety levels and methods of coping with stress of adolescents undergoing their first gynecological examination.
Conclusion: Adolescent women who underwent their first gynecological examination have "moderate" levels of anxiety and their coping with stress styles are ineffective. As anxiety levels increase, they use more ineffective methods. PMID: 31328602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - July 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Validation of the Chinese version of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Questionnaire-Revised (PRAQ-R) and its distinction from general anxiety and depression in pregnant women.
Conclusions: The Chinese-Cantonese version of the PRAQ-R has good validity and reliability, and the results provide evidence of its relevance for Chinese pregnant women with pregnancy-related anxiety in Hong Kong. The finding also shows that pregnancy-related anxiety is a relatively distinctive form of anxiety that is different from general anxiety and depression. PMID: 31290358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - July 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Childbirth experiences among women with fear of birth randomized to internet-based cognitive therapy or midwife counseling.
Conclusions: Being randomized to receive iCBT or counseling with midwives for fear of birth was not associated with perceptions of the birth experience assessed a year after birth. Most participants reported less-than-positive birth experiences and scored low on the domain of the CEQ reflecting Own capacity. In response, additional research remains necessary to identify the best model of care that might facilitate positive experiences with giving birth among women with fear of birth. PMID: 31244352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

U.S. Survey of factors associated with adherence to standard of care in treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
Conclusions: Novel interventions are needed to (1) promote office-based treatment for opioid use disorder through continuing medical education, (2) provide physicians with access to recovery-oriented resources and (3) increase patient autonomy in healthcare decision making. These proposed evidence-based interventions will promote best practices for women and their infants and greater accessibility to standard of care. PMID: 31244358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Anxiety of myoma patients: results of standardized interviews with the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Kessler 10 questionnaire.
Authors: Knudsen NI, Richter R, Kentenich H, Sehouli J, David M Abstract Introduction: The aim of this study was to explore a possible relation between myoma-related anxieties and general state or trait anxiety or psychological distress, to get a better understanding of the impact of anxiety on the patients. Methods: This prospective study was conducted at the myoma clinic of a large university hospital in a major European city from November 2016 to February 2017. Patients completed standardized questionnaires on myoma-related fears, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Kessler 10. Results: Eighty-five...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth.
Conclusions: EMDR and CBT seem to be effective as therapy for PTSD following childbirth. However, evidence is still limited and more controlled trials are needed to draw conclusive results. PMID: 31164035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Self-reported reasons for having difficulty reaching orgasm during partnered sex: relation to orgasmic pleasure.
Conclusion: Women cite various reasons for orgasmic difficulty, most commonly general anxiety/stress, inadequate arousal, sex-specific stress and partner issues. Women who were distressed by their condition more frequently cited partner issues. Variance in orgasmic pleasure was most related to partner issues, sexual inhibition/lack of interest and insufficient experience. Overall, partner issues and relationship satisfaction played important roles in attributions for both orgasmic difficulty and orgasmic pleasure. PMID: 31140902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research