Maternal stress in the first 1000 days and risk of childhood obesity: a systematic review.
Conclusion: This review does not provide support for the effects of psychological or physiological maternal stress on child weight outcomes; there is some evidence of associations between environmental stress exposures and greater childhood adiposity. Variation in conceptualisation and measurement of stress, timing of stress exposure, and limited examination of stress-related behaviours were noted. PMID: 32046507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

'Our relationship is different': exploring mothers' early experiences of bonding to their twins.
Conclusion: The experience of bonding with twins can be complex and take longer than anticipated, with mothers reporting the experience as being different from their expectations. Having a greater understanding and information about the complexities of bonding with twins would be beneficial for both mothers and professionals working with them. PMID: 32037874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Adaptive coping strategies in male infertility, paramedical counselling as a way of support.
Conclusions: The counselling of clients with infertility problems a more favourable mental well-being can be established by the active participation of professional helpers. Patients might receive effective, targeted and problem-specific help.Abbreviations: ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology. PMID: 32043383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Personal growth of single mothers by choice in the transition to motherhood: a comparative study.
Conclusion: The results highlight the potential of single mothers by choice to experience personal growth in the transition to motherhood, and the prominent role of support from a significant other in facilitating this experience. PMID: 32009465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Caregiving profiles of mothers in an economically disadvantaged sample from Turkey: An observational study.
Conclusion: This study contributes to the literature by showing that mothers from Turkey can be grouped in terms of sensitivity similar to the previous studies, although the descriptive behaviours of sensitivity may vary. PMID: 32019327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

How women with established obsessive compulsive disorder experience pregnancy and postpartum: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Conclusion: Exacerbation involved an increase in symptom severity as well as distressing changes in symptoms. Strategies are required to identify and support women with eOCD prior to, during and after pregnancy to enable women who experience exacerbation of OCD symptoms to access healthcare. PMID: 32000519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Men's experience of first fatherhood discovery: a descriptive study based on free hierarchical evocation by associative networks.
Conclusion: The participants proved interested and concerned. Fathers's presence and support should be solicited, accounted for, and valued by mothers-to-be and health professionals in all pregnancies. Involving fathers since pregnancy is essential for mental equilibrium, child-parent attachment, child and parent development, and family relationships. PMID: 32000526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Challenges of defining and measuring perinatal anxiety.
Authors: Harrison S, Alderdice F PMID: 31964192 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - January 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A qualitative insight into the relationship between postpartum depression and body image.
Conclusion: Poor body image and depressive symptoms appear linked during postpartum. An improved understanding of this association may assist postpartum women to manage negative body image post-birthand prevent the exacerbation of negative emotional health in this period. PMID: 31894705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - January 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Evaluation of the CORE-10 to assess psychological distress in pregnancy.
We examined convergent and factorial validity and concordance rates of the measures.Results: Levels of distress were high, with anxiety the most reported symptom. The CORE-10 showed good convergent validity. A two-factor structure representing 'symptoms' and 'ways of coping' best fit this sample. Internal reliability of the symptoms' factor was good.Discussion: The self-selected online sample may not be representative of pregnant women in the third trimester and a diagnostic interview was not used. Based on this validation study, the CORE-10 potentially offers an assessment of a broad range of symptoms of postnatal distres...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The adaptation of the Postpartum-Specific Anxiety Scale into the Turkish language.
Conclusion: Our study has demonstrated that the Turkish version of the scale is a valid and reliable tool to use. PMID: 31870187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prenatal attachment in pregnancy following assisted reproductive technology: a literature review.
Conclusions: The findings challenge the idea that infertility problems affect attachment in pregnancies following ART. However, ART- couples may be more susceptible to anxiety due to pregnancy loss and support may be better focused on the pregnancy-related anxiety in these couples rather than any attachment intervention. PMID: 31852259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychosocial counselling for intended parents who opt for donor sperm treatment: which topics do they find relevant?
Conclusion: We recommend that counsellors take a more active role in bringing up the topics found in our study and that a clear distinction is made between counselling with the aim to screen intended parents and counselling with the aim to offer guidance. PMID: 31852263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Patient identified factors influencing decisions to seek fertility care: adaptation of a wellness model.
Conclusion: Decisions to seek fertility care and return after failed treatment integrate practical and affective rationales from financial, physical, environmental, emotional, social and spiritual wellness dimensions. Drivers and barriers within these dimensions should be considered to encourage care seeking and improve patient retention. PMID: 31856599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Cultural adaptation of an intervention to prevent postnatal depression and anxiety in Chilean new mothers.
Conclusion: The Spanish version of WWWTis a culturally sensitive intervention, its potential for effective use in the Chilean context warrants further investigation. Limitations and implications for future studies are discussed. PMID: 31847567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the FertiQoL questionnaire in Italian infertile women in different stages of treatment.
Authors: Volpini L, Mazza C, Mallia L, Guglielmino N, Rossi Berluti F, Fernandes M, Violani C Abstract Background: Reliable Fertility-specific QoL measures can be obtained through the FertiQoL, a questionnaire with six-subscales that consider different core aspects of the person's wellbeing and way of behaving during treatment.Objective: Examine the psychometric properties of all six-subscales of the Italian FertiQoL in a sample of infertile women and explore the effects of the ART treatment phases.Method: 323 women, in three different treatment stages (Diagnostic, Stimulation, Transfer), completed the FertiQoL. Ra...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychosocial support for male partners of women admitted to Mother and Baby Units.
Conclusion: This is the first qualitative study to specifically explore the type of support male partners of MBU patients would like in terms of content, delivery and timing. Participants expressed the need to be involved in care decisions regarding their spouse and infant and to be offered advice from professionals. They highlighted barriers to accessing support and offered solutions to minimise those. In terms of clinical implications, we recommend a support package, which could be developed for MBUs to improve outcomes for male partners and their family. PMID: 31795728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Jo...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal depression, anxiety, stress, and maternal-infant attachment in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that NICU admission may heighten maternal risk for psychiatric symptoms, and maternal-infant attachment in the NICU may be an important correlate of maternal anxiety and stress symptoms. PMID: 31795733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

What is the role played by pregnancy in the construction of a woman's identity and her association with her child-to-be?
Conclusion: Our findings provide evidence on the validity of the scale with pregnant women samples, which may contribute for a better understanding of the impact of pregnancy on women's identity and life story, as well as the underlying psychological challenges related to pregnancy. PMID: 31752506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Preventing perinatal depression in Spain: a pilot evaluation of Mam ás y Bebés.
Conclusion: This pilot study suggests that the intervention is feasible, acceptable, and provides promising evidence for reducing depressive symptoms in urban Spanish perinatal women. Larger and rigorous randomised trials are needed to confirm these findings. PMID: 31729261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Is it too much for me? General self-efficacy and emotional reactions to infant's cry.
Conclusion: Results suggest that general self-efficacy can serve as a supportive factor in sensitive responding to the high-frequency cry. Improving caregivers' self-efficacy can reduce the risk of insensitive, disturbed parenthood. PMID: 31701764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Postpartum-specific anxiety and maternal bonding: Further evidence to support the use of childbearing specific mood tools.
Conclusion: These findings provide further evidence to support the predictive utility of the PSAS and the use of childbearing-specific measures of mood when predicting perinatal outcomes. PMID: 31642692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Highlights from the 39th Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology conference, London 2019.
Authors: Delicate A, Coates R PMID: 31621400 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effect of counselling on maternal-foetal attachment in unwanted pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial.
This study was a randomised clinical trial. The participants were 80 mothers with unwanted pregnancy during 28-34 weeks of pregnancy who referred to health centres of Karaj to receive prenatal care in 2018. The women were randomly assigned into intervention (N = 40) and control groups (N = 40). The intervention group received four weekly group counselling sessions to promote MFA and the control group received routine care. Cranley's Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale was used to assess the attachment of mother to fetus at baseline and two weeks after counselling. An ANCOVA test was performed to evalua...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

How do new/recent mothers experience unwanted harm thoughts related to their newborn? A thematic analysis.
Conclusion: Findings corroborate previous literature showing that IRHTs commonly occur among non-clinical postpartum mothers, highlighting their intense emotional impact, and barriers to women reporting them due to stigma. Results also highlighted ways in which the pervasive ideology of motherhood informed mothers' meaning-making of IRHTs. Recommendations include discussing the ideology of motherhood with pregnant women and partners and facilitating open, normalising discussion of IRHTs. PMID: 31554415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a peer support intervention for antenatal depression: a feasibility study.
Conclusion: This feasibility study suggests a full randomised controlled trial (RCT) is warranted given the high recruitment, adherence, and acceptability of the intervention to participants. PMID: 31538488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A longitudinal study of parental attachment: pre- and postnatal study with couples.
Conclusions: The determinants of parental attachment to a child differ for men and women. The most important prenatally are depressiveness, attitudes of their own parents recorded from childhood, while prenatal attachment to a child is most significant postnatally. PMID: 31510767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Evaluating the effect of Family Integrated Care on maternal stress and anxiety in neonatal intensive care units.
Authors: Cheng C, Franck LS, Ye XY, Hutchinson SA, Lee SK, O'Brien K Abstract Objective: To identify how Family Integrated Care (FICare) affected maternal stress and anxiety. Study Design: This secondary analysis of the FICare cluster randomised controlled trial included infants born between 1 April 2013 and 31 August 2015 at ≤33 weeks' gestation. Mothers completed the PSS:NICU and STAI questionnaires at enrolment and study day 21. Results: 1383 mothers completed the surveys at one or both time-points. The mean PSS:NICU and STAI scores at day 21 were significantly lower in the FICare mothers than controls (PSS:N...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms, intrusive thoughts and depressive symptoms: a longitudinal study examining relation to maternal responsiveness.
Conclusions: A sizable number of postpartum women experience clinically significant postpartum-specific intrusive thoughts and utilise neutralising strategies, especially in the context of postpartum depressive symptoms. Depressive symptoms have the most influence on maternal responsiveness but it is also important to target intrusive thoughts and OC symptoms in the context of postpartum depression to promote the welfare of new mothers and their offspring. PMID: 31431052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Anxiety, depression and social support in pregnant women with a history of recurrent miscarriage: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: The results suggest early routine screening for anxiety and depressive symptoms amongst the Chinese pregnant women with a history of recurrent miscarriage. Health-care professionals should give more effort to enhance these women's social support to decrease their anxiety and depressive symptoms. PMID: 31411054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Neonatal Negative Emotionality and the Child Behavior Checklist-Dysregulation Profile (CBCL-DP) in middle childhood.
Conclusions: This association provides preliminary results that neonates rated as having high negative emotionality may indeed experience chronic difficulties with emotional dysregulation. PMID: 31397592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Stigma, hopelessness and coping experiences of Turkish women with infertility.
Conclusion: As a result of this study, it was found that infertile women experienced mild stigmatisation and minimal hopelessness. It was determined that infertile women more used religious coping strategy, one of the emotion-focused coping ways. PMID: 31397606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Mothers and others: The invisibility of LGBTQ people in reproductive and infant psychology.
Authors: Darwin Z, Greenfield M PMID: 31387370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Depression and paternal adjustment and attitudes during the transition to parenthood.
Conclusion: Depression symptoms early in pregnancy may represent a risk factor to increased paternal adjustment problems and negative paternal attitudes during the transition to parenthood. PMID: 31392897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of 13-item versions of the maternal and paternal antenatal attachment scales in German.
Conclusion: The revised 13-item versions for MAAS and PAAS are proposed as reliable and valuable measurements of parental-foetal bonding. The scales contribute to the cross-cultural comparison of research on maternal and paternal-foetal bonding. Identifying parents with bonding difficulties already prenatally can enable specific forms of support addressing the parent-child-relationship in the peripartum period. Abbreviations: Maternal Antenatal Attachment Scale (MAAS). Paternal Antenatal Attachment Scale (PAAS). confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Root Mean Squared Error of Approximation (RMSEA). Standardized Root Mean Squ...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Recipient and donor experiences of known egg donation: implications for fertility counselling.
Conclusions: The study highlights a number of implications in known egg donation, arising from the relationships involved. It is recommended that these implications are considered by infertility counsellors in the provision of counselling, and by those undergoing known egg donation when seeking information and support, before, during and after the donation. PMID: 31352803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

"Motherhood is like a roller coaster … lots of ups, then downs, something chaotic… "; UK & Israeli women's experiences of motherhood 6-12 months postpartum.
"Motherhood is like a roller coaster… lots of ups, then downs, something chaotic… "; UK & Israeli women's experiences of motherhood 6-12 months postpartum. J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2019 Jul 23;:1-23 Authors: Shloim N, Lans O, Brown M, Mckelvie S, Cohen S, Cahill J Abstract Background: The motherhood myth has been associated with perceptions of idealised motherhood which makes it difficult for women to express related struggles or distress. This is a second follow-up study focusing on the experiences of mothers from the United Kingdom (UK) and Israel. Methods: Forty-one women...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Exploring health visiting professionals' evaluations of early parent-infant interactions.
Conclusions: Findings suggest participants were relatively accurate in their evaluations of parent-infant interactions. However, they indicate that participants were more likely to be concerned about unresponsive, as opposed to controlling, interactive behaviours. Recommendations for further research include exploration of potential differences in how health-visiting professionals evaluate particular patterns of parent-infant interactions. PMID: 31280629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

From distress to flourishing: towards a strengths-based approach for young mothers.
Conclusion: Whilst self-esteem was a consistent predictor of both distress and flourishing, and acted as a mediating factor, this research also showed that there are unique and independent predictors for distress and flourishing, which can be used to inform tailored programs for young mothers. PMID: 31271298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Pregnancy happiness: implications of prior loss and pregnancy intendedness.
Conclusions: Pregnancy loss can be a highly distressing experience, women's happiness about a subsequent pregnancy is not reduced due to prior pregnancy loss. Future research should explore why women who were ambivalent about pregnancy reported lower levels of happiness following a loss. PMID: 31271303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Antenatal fear of childbirth and emergency cesarean section delivery: a systematic narrative review.
Conclusions: The importance of distinguishing between fear and severe fear was highlighted because the effect of fear on the type of delivery was present only for clinical fear. However, the different cut-off values did not make it possible to reach a clear result, making further investigation necessary. Abbreviations: FOC - Fear of Childbirth; ECS - Emergency Cesarean Section. PMID: 31271306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study of maternal-fetal attachment and perceived stress at the first antenatal visit.
Authors: O'Malley EG, Walsh MC, Reynolds CM, Kennelly M, Sheehan SR, Turner MJ Abstract Background: Maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) psychologically is well described. Suboptimal attachment may have negative consequences particularly if it is associated with unhealthy maternal behaviour that may potentially increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The perception of stress or anxiety is also associated with potential adverse outcomes including preterm birth. Objective: This cross-sectional study examined MFA and perceived stress at the time of the first ultrasound examination in early pregnancy. Methods: Conv...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effect of counseling on maternal-fetal attachment in women with unplanned pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Ekrami F, Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi S, Babapour Kheiroddin J, Mirghafourvand M Abstract Introduction: Since the maternal-fetal attachment level in unplanned pregnancies is weaker than their planned counterparts, this study aimed to determine the effect of counselling on maternal-fetal attachment in women with unplanned pregnancy. Methods: This was a randomised controlled clinical trial on pregnant women with unplanned pregnancy and weak-average maternal-fetal attachment scores. Participants were assigned to a control (n = 40) and an intervention (n = 40) group through randomised blocking. The interventi...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Intergenerational transfer of perinatal trauma-related consequences.
Authors: Horsch A, Stuijfzand S PMID: 31219345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Body experience and the mother-child relationship in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study of pregnant Portuguese women.
Conclusion: These findings highlight the connection between body experience and the psychological tasks of pregnancy and draw attention to new ways of assessing and improving mother-child relationships as early as in pregnancy. Results are discussed in terms of their clinical implications. PMID: 31204493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Association of psychosocial-spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review.
Conclusions: New insights highlight a paucity of research in the area of perinatal mental health and psychosocial-spiritual childbirth experiences. Further research needs to include postnatal mood disorders and the possible associations with psychosocial-spiritual experiences. PMID: 31116570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Transient vs enduring distress in late pregnancy using the EPDS: a brief longitudinal exploratory study.
CONCLUSIONS: Approximately half of women who initially score high on the EPDS when screened in pregnancy only have transient distress in both the second and third trimester. To label these women as being 'possibly depressed', and mixing them with women who show enduring distress, represents a possible weakness in research studies, and may also overburden clinical services. We would therefore recommend, as research and clinical practice, a second administration of the EPDS if a woman initially scores in the distressed range at any stage in pregnancy. PMID: 31096767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Infertility-related stress and depressive symptoms - the role of experiential avoidance: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Experiential avoidance can be considered a relevant emotion regulation process to be targeted in psychological intervention programs for women facing infertility. PMID: 31046433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Striving for the thin ideal post-pregnancy: cross-sectional study of intuitive eating in postpartum women.
Authors: Lee MF, Williams SL, Burke KJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: To conduct a cross-sectional study of women in the postpartum period to identify relationships between intuitive eating, body image satisfaction, eating attitudes and depressive symptomology. METHODS: Women with at least one child born in the previous 6-48 months were recruited via Facebook to complete an online survey which included: sociodemographic and health questions, the Intuitive Eating Scale, the Body Shape Questionnaire, the Multi-dimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire, the Eating Attitudes Test-26 and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depres...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale - Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour.
CONCLUSION: The H-BSS-R is a robust and valid measure suitable for use with Jewish-Israeli women, as well as for investigating the relationship between traumatic labour and birth satisfaction. PMID: 30983383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research