'Make the Connection' parenting skills programme: a controlled trial of associated improvement in maternal attitudes.
CONCLUSION: Make the Connection is effective in promoting positive parent-to-infant attachment and is a strong candidate for public health initiatives targeting parenting skills. PMID: 30092657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prevalence and relevant factors of anxiety and depression among pregnant women in a cohort study from south-east China.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of prenatal anxiety and depression status was very common during pregnancy among pregnant women. Lower educational level and more physical occupations were associated with higher prevalence of anxiety and depression status. PMID: 30092662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Childbirth as a forthcoming traumatic event: pretraumatic stress disorder during pregnancy and its psychological correlates.
CONCLUSION: Our results extend prior findings on postpartum PTSD by showing that fear of labour pain is a specific construct, clearly independent from the experience of general pain. Our results suggest that childbirth may be experienced as threatening and traumatic and that this traumatic impact might develop way before the delivery. As a potential traumatic continuum from pre- to posttraumatic stress might exist, further longitudinal studies assessing pre-, peri- and posttraumatic reactions is needed to provide support for this hypothesis. PMID: 30095279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reprodu...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Dyadic coping and dyadic adjustment in couples with women with high depressive symptoms during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight the need to assess couples' dyadic adjustment and DC strategies, which is particularly important when women screened positive for high levels of depressive symptoms during pregnancy. PMID: 30068221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The Birth Satisfaction Scale - Revised (BSS-R): should the subscale scores or the total score be used?
Authors: Martin CR, Hollins Martin CJ, Burduli E, Barbosa-Leiker C, Donovan-Batson C, Fleming SE Abstract OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale - Revised (BSS-R) is increasingly being used internationally as the instrument of choice for the assessment of birth satisfaction. There remains conjecture over the most appropriate way to score the instrument; subscale scores overall total score, or both approaches. The current study sought to clarify this issue by examining the measurement characteristics of the United States version of the BSS-R from a large data set. METHODS: Secondary analy...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Surrogate motherhood families.
Authors: Wigley W PMID: 30067381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A comparison of two measures to screen for emotional health difficulties during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: The MGMQ is a useful tool to aid in screening for a wide range of emotional difficulties in the perinatal period. PMID: 30048160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effect of maternal depression and anxiety on mother's perception of child and the protective role of social support.
CONCLUSION: The findings have potential implications for our understanding of the impact of maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms on the developing mother-infant relationship. PMID: 29999404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Spontaneous childbirth-related mental images among pregnant women: a mixed-method study.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that negative spontaneous childbirth-related imagery is associated with fear of childbirth. Intervention techniques could be developed that focus on enhancing positive childbirth-related mental images during pregnancy and thus fostering a more positive childbirth experience. PMID: 29976093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A pilot evaluation of 'Working Out Dads': promoting father mental health and parental self-efficacy.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to evaluate WOD and provides promising preliminary evidence for its short-term effects on fathers' mental health and parenting self-efficacy. Pilot results are positive and are a critical first step, informing the design of a more robust evaluation in the future. PMID: 29950109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Perinatal social support: panacea or a pitfall.
Authors: Leahy-Warren P, Newham J, Alderdice F PMID: 29916279 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 37th Annual SRIP Conference Principal Hotel, York, 12th - 13th September 2017.
Authors: PMID: 29772914 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Division of parental leave and perceived parenting stress among mothers and fathers.
Conclusion Parents' choices regarding parental leave division were associated with perceived parenting stress among fathers, but not among mothers. Unequal division of leave contributed to parenting stress in fathers. PMID: 29764194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Changes in emotions and personal goals in primiparous pregnant women during group intervention for fear of childbirth.
The objective was to gain a more detailed understanding of the changes occurring during the group intervention of FOC. The changes in emotions, subjective FOC, and personal goals were studied in primiparous pregnant women with severe FOC participating in a group intervention (n = 105). The group intervention contained six sessions during pregnancy and one after childbirth. At every session, the participants filled in a questionnaire regarding their experiences of current positive and negative emotions and the subjective FOC. The participants also set and reported their personal goals in their preparation for childbirth and...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The relation between social support, anxiety and distress symptoms and maternal fetal attachment.
Authors: Hopkins J, Miller JL, Butler K, Gibson L, Hedrick L, Boyle DA Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to: (1) examine the relation between social support, trait anxiety, symptoms of maternal distress (including stress, depression and anxiety) and maternal-fetal attachment; and (2) to determine if social support buffers the relation between trait anxiety, symptoms of distress and maternal-fetal attachment. DESIGN: Ninety-four pregnant women completed five self-report questions. Two hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to examine the influence of trait anxiety, symptoms of distress, an...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The significance of supportive and undermining elements in the maternal representations of an unborn baby.
CONCLUSIONS: The results may be helpful in identifying families who need early professional support and call for studies where the prenatal phase is explored as a proactive phase for the development of the child-parent relationship. PMID: 29696995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Changes in mood after screening for antenatal anxiety and depression.
CONCLUSION: Although the screening interview appeared to improve women's outcomes, this may have occurred through measurement reactivity. This needs to be considered when designing studies that aim to assess the effectiveness of screening with intervention for antenatal depression. PMID: 29601209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Pregnancy planning, timing, happiness and depressive symptoms among low-income women living with and without HIV.
This study assessed associations of sociodemographic factors and pregnancy intent and wantedness with pregnancy happiness and prenatal depressive symptoms and the relationship between prenatal depressive symptoms and pregnancy happiness. BACKGROUND: Depression is the leading cause of disability world-wide and more so for women. Women are most likely to experience depression in their child bearing years, including during pregnancy. Untreated prenatal depression, associated with unwanted pregnancies endangers the health and wellbeing of the mother and her child. Research on the association of prenatal depression with pre...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The relationship between maternal-fetal attachment and maternal self-efficacy in Iranian women: a prospective study.
This study was conducted on 242 women. The data collection tools used included a socio-demographic and obstetric questionnaire, Cranley's Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Maternal Self-Efficacy Scale. A multivariate linear regression was used to estimate the extent to which maternal-fetal attachment affects maternal self-efficacy. RESULTS: Pearson's correlation test showed a moderate but significant positive correlation between maternal-fetal attachment and self-efficacy (r = 0.48, P
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Mothers' and fathers' attachment and caregiving representations during transition to parenthood: an actor-partner approach.
CONCLUSIONS: Secure attachment representations of both members of the couple seem to be an inner resource promoting parents' positive representations of caregiving, and should be assessed and fostered during the transition to parenthood in both members of the couple. PMID: 29553291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Construct and content validity of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale - Revised (T-BSS-R).
CONCLUSION: Data analysis determined that the T-BSS-R is a valid and reliable instrument to measure birth satisfaction in a population of Turkish women. The T-BSS-R is available for use from c.hollinsmartin@napier.ac.uk . PMID: 29553295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Adaptation to maternal role and infant development: a cross sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that correlation exists between some aspects of adaptation to maternal role and infant development. PMID: 29546769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The psychology of babies: how relationships support development from birth to two.
Authors: Neale D PMID: 29517287 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effects of life events on infertility diagnosis: comparison with presumably fertile men and women.
CONCLUSION: The amount of stress associated with earlier or concurrent life events does not seem to be related with infertility. Further prospective research is needed to validate these findings. PMID: 29517288 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Paternal adaptation in first-time fathers: a phenomenological study.
CONCLUSION: Perceived self-efficacy and satisfaction in fatherhood means an adaptation to the paternal role. Factors influencing paternal adaptation can be classified into the domains of 'facilitating factors' and 'inhibiting factors'. PMID: 29517289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Object relations, unconscious defences and fear of childbirth, as reflected in maternal-request caesarean section.
Authors: Handelzalts JE, Fisher S, Sadan O, Goldzweig G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine a possible association between maternal-request caesarean section (CS) and two intrapsychic psychoanalytic personality variables: object relations (OR) and unconscious defences. BACKGROUND: While maternal-request CS is a growing phenomenon, studies are lacking regarding personality variables that may be associated with it. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire was conducted in one delivery ward. During 2009, 59 primigravida, healthy women were recruited; 28 who had requested and delivered by CS without an obstetrical i...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Mapping people's views regarding the acceptability of surrogate motherhood.
Authors: Petitfils C, Munoz Sastre MT, Sorum PC, Mullet E Abstract The aims of the present study were to map French laypersons' views regarding the acceptability of maternal surrogacy and to delineate the circumstances under which surrogacy is considered, by different groups of people, as especially problematic. Participants (N = 236) were presented with a number of scenarios depicting the circumstances in which a couple has contracted with a surrogate mother and were asked to indicate the extent to which such a contract may present a moral problem. The scenarios were created by varying four factors: the ...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Breaking bad news in prenatal medicine: a literature review.
CONCLUSION: Expectant parents go through a complex and multidimensional experience when the diagnosis of a fetal anomaly is disclosed. Simultaneously, physicians consider breaking bad news as a very stressful event and are poorly prepared in this regard. A better knowledge of factors underlying psychological adjustment of the parental dyad and on the subjective experience of physicians delivering these diagnoses could enable better adaptation for both patients and professionals. PMID: 29517292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The impact of miscarriage and stillbirth on maternal-fetal relationships: an integrative review.
CONCLUSIONS: Studies show that perinatal loss can cause psychological distress in subsequent pregnancy. It is not clear whether and how such distress impacts on maternal-fetal relationships because studies have yielded mixed findings. Mothers employ a complex self-protective mechanism to cope with this distress, and use strategies to reassure themselves and to maintain hope that the pregnancy will result in a live birth. It is not clear whether the use of this mechanism impacts upon the development of the mother-fetus relationship in subsequent pregnancy. Further research is now required to determine how these strategies a...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Women's views on anxiety in pregnancy and the use of anxiety instruments: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of anxiety instruments in antenatal care may present an opportunity to discuss women's emotional health and anxieties. Providing women with sufficient time to discuss their anxious feelings, identified by such instruments, could facilitate access to additional support. PMID: 29517294 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Health behaviour and pregnancy: a time for change.
Authors: Olander EK, Smith DM, Darwin Z PMID: 29517295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? A spectrum of attitudes to assisted reproductive technologies in Ireland.
CONCLUSION: Responses to the introduction of ART in Ireland fall into at least five distinct groups. Understanding of the distinguishing features of these types of responders is important for fertility healthcare professionals in terms of service development and delivery. Implications for the direction of future related research is discussed. PMID: 29517296 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Personality and labor: a retrospective study of the relationship between personality traits and birthing experiences.
CONCLUSION: These findings add to the limited body of research on the relationships between personality and the labour experience. They also highlight the importance of considering pain management decisions in understanding this relationship. Future research in this area may provide a new way for doctors, midwives and doulas to tailor support and intervention for women during the birthing process based on individual differences to help more women have positive birthing experiences. PMID: 29517297 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal attachment style during pregnancy and becoming a mother in Poland.
CONCLUSION: Attachment style exerts influence upon a mother's self-image, the image of one's own mother as a mother and the bond with the unborn child. PMID: 29517298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).
CONCLUSION: The A-BSS-R represents a robust and valid measure of the birth satisfaction concept suitable for use within Australia and appropriate for application to International comparative studies. PMID: 29517299 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Fine tuning fear of childbirth: the relationship between Childbirth Fear Questionnaire subscales and demographic and reproductive variables.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings are consistent with previous reports of fear of childbirth. However, the CFQ provides increased specificity with respect to women's childbirth fears. This information is relevant to both education and treatment planning for pregnant women and women wishing to reproduce. PMID: 29517300 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Emotions in labour: Italian obstetricians' experiences of presence during childbirth.
CONCLUSION: The results highlight different ways obstetricians approach their profession, the complex and multifaceted relationship with the woman and the extraordinary variety of feelings and emotions, which enrich, but also may complicate, life in the delivery room. Further studies could provide more details to help researchers to develop new and more effective strategies to support obstetricians' training and work. PMID: 29517301 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The associations between depressive and anxiety symptoms, body image, and weight in the first year postpartum: a rapid systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Further research is needed to determine the nature of the relationships between body image, weight status and depressive and anxiety symptoms across the first year after birth. This information will assist health professionals to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours in the postpartum, as well as inform clinical interventions that target behaviour change to prevent the worsening of these issues and related negative outcomes. PMID: 29517302 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The impact of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress on a couple's relationship: a systematic review and meta-synthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: The impact of childbirth-related PTSD or PTSS on the couple's relationships is complex. As the quality of the couple relationship is important to family well-being, it is important that healthcare professionals are aware of the impact of experiencing psychologically traumatic childbirth as impetus for prevention and support. PMID: 29517303 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Identifying perinatal depression and anxiety: evidence based practice in screening, psychosocial assessment and management.
Authors: Cust FH PMID: 29517306 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

If gender matters in maternity care, does it matter in maternity care research?
Authors: Newham JJ, Alderdice F PMID: 29517307 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prenatal attachment and sociodemographic and clinical factors in Portuguese couples.
CONCLUSIONS: Women and men present variations in prenatal attachment according to some sociodemographic and clinical variables. These results should be taken into account in interventions focused on the promotion of prenatal attachment. PMID: 29517308 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Nordic fathers' willingness to participate during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION:  Fathers wanted to participate and be responsible from the beginning of pregnancy. Fathers' participation in pregnancy involves a wide range of activities and strategies both within the domestic and the professional care-giving sphere. Health care professional's approaches to the father-to-be can enhance or reduce experiences of inclusion in antenatal care. PMID: 29517309 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Associations between perfectionism cognitions, religiosity and desired number of children in Iranian women.
This study aimed to investigate the associations between perfectionism cognitions, religiosity and the desired number of children in young women. BACKGROUND: The desired number of children has been found to correlate with personality and individual difference. METHODS: A sample of 281 women was selected from university settings in Tehran, Iran. Participants ranged in age from 18 to 39 years (M = 23.7, SD = 3.7). All participants responded to a paper-and-pencil survey consisting of measures of perfectionism cognitions, intrinsic religiosity and the desired number of children. RESULTS: Bi...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Attitudinal barriers to help-seeking and preferences for mental health support among Australian fathers.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings have important implications for health promotion, health services and clinical approaches to promoting the health and wellbeing of fathers. PMID: 29517311 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Cross-cultural invariance of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): comparing UK and US samples.
CONCLUSIONS: This research demonstrates that the BSS-R is a robust tool that can be used to reliably measure women's birth satisfaction within and across the US and UK. PMID: 29517312 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

How am I, really? Perceptions of health and distress by women and their midwives.
CONCLUSION: It is challenging, particularly in the unfamiliar and stressful environment of the antenatal unit, for midwives to assess emotional distress and needs for health information. Deliberate screening for antenatal distress might provide the opening for midwives to empower women to identify their options, strengths, and strategies for self-care and emotional resilience. PMID: 29517313 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The City MISS: development of a scale to measure stigma of perinatal mental illness.
CONCLUSION: The City Mental Illness Stigma Scale appears to be a valid measure which provides a potentially useful tool for clinical practice and research in stigma and perinatal mental illness, including assessing the prevalence and characteristics of stigma. This research can be used to inform interventions to reduce or address the stigma experienced by some women with perinatal mental illness. PMID: 29517314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Internet-based interventions for postpartum anxiety: exploring health visitors' views.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights the opportunities and challenges that need to be considered before implementing internet-based interventions for postpartum anxiety in the postpartum care. PMID: 29517315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Factor analysis of the Parental Stressor Scale in parents of term and near-term surgical newborns.
CONCLUSION: The PSS:NICU-16 is a reliable measure of NICU-related parental stressors with a structure that is invariant across gender. Although the study findings should be replicated, researchers should consider using the PSS:NICU-16 in studies of parents of term and near-term surgical newborns and studies where a more parsimonious model of the PSS:NICU may be preferred. PMID: 29517316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research