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

Effectiveness of a psychological intervention focused on stress management for women prior to IVF.
CONCLUSIONS: A brief intervention focused on stress management can benefit the psychological adjustment of women who are candidates for IVF, reducing the anxiety they may experience in this regard. However, our conclusions are based on a small sample, and so should be considered with caution. Nevertheless, these results are promising and highlight the advisability of further research. PMID: 30990057 [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

Self-criticism, negative automatic thoughts and postpartum depressive symptoms: the buffering effect of self-compassion.
CONCLUSION: This study emphasises the negative effect of a self-critical thinking style and of a negative appraisal of thought's content on depression symptoms. Moreover, this work underscores the buffering role of self-compassion in the relationship between self-criticism and postpartum cognitions. These results highlight the need to address the reduction of self-criticism and the promotion of self-compassion strategies to deal with postpartum cognitions, in order to prevent and treat postpartum depressive symptoms. PMID: 30947526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Reproductive needs of PLHIV in Jamaica: relationship between fertility desire, motives and depression.
This study examines fertility desire and motives for having children among PLHIV in Jamaica and explores the association with depressive symptoms. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 251 PLHIV in their reproductive years voluntarily completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire. SPSS analyses involved bivariate and logistic regression models significant at p
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Stigma and maternity care.
Authors: Alderdice F, Kelly L PMID: 30931611 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Concerns about treatment for infertility in a probability-based sample of US women.
CONCLUSION: For US women, fertility treatment concerns are not associated with whether women pursue fertility testing, but they are associated with higher levels of fertility-specific and general distress. PMID: 30892066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal depressive symptomatology during pregnancy is a risk factor affecting newborn's health: a longitudinal study.
CONCLUSION: Depressive symptomatology during pregnancy has negative outcomes, affecting the delivery experience of women, the first emotional bond with the child, and the well-being of the newborn. PMID: 30880451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Individual Differences in Maternal, Marital, Parenting and Child Outcomes Following Perinatal Loss: A Longitudinal Study.
CONCLUSION: In the circumstance of multiple and later perinatal losses maternal well-being and child outcomes may be negatively impacted. PMID: 30835498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the PEER-U scale.
CONCLUSION: The study determined that the Turkish version of the PEER-U scale is a valid and reliable scale for Turkish society. PMID: 30836012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Is pregnancy-specific anxiety more enduring than general anxiety using self-report measures? A short-term longitudinal study.
CONCLUSION: Whether women are screened for pregnancy-specific or for general anxiety, around half scoring 'high' on the measure will no longer be in the anxious range a few weeks later. They thus have 'transient' anxiety. This transient/enduring finding was also confirmed for those with high levels of depressive symptomatology. PMID: 30806080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal hair cortisol levels affect neonatal development among women conceiving with assisted reproductive technology.
CONCLUSIONS: Women who had conceived using ART showed higher levels of cortisol in the first trimester and higher levels of perceived stress in the third trimester than women who had conceived naturally, rendering them more vulnerable to adverse outcomes. Maternal cortisol predicted the infants' development. PMID: 30810358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effect of massage on behavioural responses of preterm infants in an educational hospital in Iran.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that providing field massage had soothing and calming effect on preterm infants and could be beneficial in nursing intervention. Nurses working in neonatal intensive care unit need to be educated on how to performing the massage on preterm infants. Abbreviation: NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. PMID: 30786750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Comorbid anxiety and depression: a community-based study examining symptomology and correlates during the postpartum period.
CONCLUSIONS: Comorbid anxiety and depression symptomology is common postpartum and is associated with considerable adversity across a wide range of demographic, economic and social correlates. ABBREVIATIONS: EPDS: Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale; STAI: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; MLR: Multiple Logistic Regression; LYBS: Living with a Young Baby Survey; LSAC: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children; STSI: Short Temperament Scale for Infants; ANOVA: Analysis of Variance; M: Mean; SD: Standard Deviation; CI: Confidence Interval; OR: Odds Ratio. PMID: 30786765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Subjective well-being of women at the beginning of fertility treatment: the role of medical variables, attachment orientation and supportive relationship with the mother.
CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights the need to design interventions for women, that are directed towards the enhancement of both life satisfaction and positive emotions, and indicates that one way to achieve this goal is by promoting a supportive relationship with the mother. PMID: 30777443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The effect of prenatal smoke exposure on child neuropsychological function: a prospective mother-child cohort study.
CONCLUSION: PSE had little effect on child neuropsychological outcome and was limited to mental flexibility. Nevertheless, these findings support further efforts aimed at encouraging mothers to quit smoking in pregnancy. PMID: 30777448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Pregnancy-specific coping and changes in emotional distress from mid- to late pregnancy.
Authors: Ibrahim SM, Nicoloro-SantaBarbara J, Auerbach MV, Rosenthal L, Kocis C, Busso CE, Lobel M Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine whether pregnancy-specific coping predicts changes in emotional distress from mid- to late pregnancy. BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify ways of coping that reduce or elevate emotional distress in pregnant women as such distress increases the risk of adverse birth outcomes. METHODS: 132 women receiving prenatal care from a university hospital midwifery practice were recruited prior to 25 weeks gestation (M = 19.58, SD = 5.14). The state anxiety versi...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Attachment avoidance and parenthood desires in gay men and lesbians and their heterosexual counterparts.
CONCLUSION: These findings pinpoint the potential vulnerability of gay men and lesbians to develop greater attachment avoidance and the impact of sexual orientation on the association between attachment avoidance and the desire to be a parent. The moderation effect is discussed in terms of the specific reproductive alternatives available to gay men and lesbians vs. the heterosexual population. PMID: 30773903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Antenatal caregiving representations among expectant mothers with severe mental illness: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Antenatal caregiving representations can be assessed with a time-efficient self-report measure that assesses caregiving as a multidimensional construct. Prenatal treatment planning should target individual difficulties in undertaking transformation of the caregiving system. PMID: 30767656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Dyadic coping, marital adjustment and quality of life in couples during pregnancy: an actor-partner approach.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the importance of assessing dyadic coping strategies of couples during pregnancy and targeting them in the psychological support offered to couples as a way of improving their marital adjustment, and consequently, their quality of life. PMID: 30755030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Demographic, psychological and relationship factors are associated with resource loss among pregnant women.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Depressive mood was a major risk factor for resource loss among pregnant women, whereas social support and relationship intimacy had a protective role. The results highlight the importance of screening for depressive mood and level of resources during routine prenatal care, in order to identify pregnant women at risk of depression. The findings point to interventions that foster patient's emotions to help them protect resources. PMID: 30741564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Mindfulness and fertility quality of life in Chinese women with infertility: assessing the mediating roles of acceptance, autonomy and self-regulation.
CONCLUSION: Mindfulness appears to be a protective individual characteristic of infertile women, and self-regulation, autonomy and acceptance may be implicated in the effects of mindfulness on specific aspects of FertiQoL. The findings can provide useful suggestions to design mindfulness-based interventions aiming at improving FertiQoL in infertile women, by adding or emphasising intentional self-regulation, autonomy and acceptance components. PMID: 30724578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Decision-making trajectories leading to termination of an unplanned pregnancy: specificities among adolescent and adult women.
CONCLUSION: Our study may contribute to more informed intervention by healthcare providers involved in supporting women's decisions, highlighting the need to promote an informed, weighted, developmentally adapted and free decision-making process. PMID: 30664356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - January 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Respectful Maternity and Reproductive and Infant Psychology.
Authors: Alderdice F PMID: 30668145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - January 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychosocial predictors of IVF success after one year: a follow-up study.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings point to potential psychological interventions in terms of stress management, couple counselling and mindfulness therapy in increasing the likelihood of success from IVF. PMID: 30585083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychological and sleep-related functioning among women with unsettled infants in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Fatigue and poor sleep quality are universal among women admitted to REPS. Health services providing assistance with unsettled infant behaviour should include strategies to improve maternal sleep, and encourage social interaction among women to protect against social isolation. PMID: 30569753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A scoping review to determine themes that represent perceptions of self as mother ('ideal mother' vs 'real mother').
CONCLUSIONS: From this scoping review 18 questions were developed for inclusion in the SIMS, which will then be evaluated for psychometric properties, scale refinement and validation. PMID: 30554526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Pilot RCT of a social media parenting intervention for postpartum mothers with depression symptoms.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest the feasibility and benefit of delivering a parenting intervention through social media for postpartum mothers with high levels of depression symptoms. PMID: 30556428 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Pre-term delivery, optimism and initial personal growth as predictors of mothers' long-term personal growth.
DISCUSSION: The results highlight the potential long-term effects of giving birth to a pre-term baby on personal growth, as well as the contribution of optimism as an important internal resource. They also indicate the development of personal growth over time. Explanations for the findings are offered and their practical implications are discussed. PMID: 30525992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Application of resilience theories in the transition to parenthood: a scoping review.
CONCLUSION: Resilience is a useful concept for synthesising information about the transition to parenthood. PMID: 30521367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Life-threatening complications in childbirth: a discursive analysis of fathers' accounts.
CONCLUSION: The strength of available narratives of birth and limited accessibility of alternative ones may impact how men tell their experience. Men in this study discursively attend to issues of power, agency and male identity, re-establishing entitlement to speak about their experience, but construct emotional support as unavailable to them. PMID: 30499687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Stress and anxiety among mothers of premature infants in a Malaysian neonatal intensive care unit.
CONCLUSION: Mothers in this setting revealed high levels of stress and anxiety during their premature infants' NICU admission. An immediate interventional programme focusing on relieving mothers' anxiety and stress is needed to prevent maternal stress and anxiety at an early stage. PMID: 30480464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Quality of life in Japanese couples during the transition to parenthood.
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest that both men and women had lower QOL, with the exception of women's physical QOL, after childbirth, but they showed different trends during the transition to parenthood across different domains of QOL. PMID: 30481063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Women's experiences of positive postnatal partner support.
CONCLUSION: The present study extends upon previous research by providing clear examples of what women consider helpful from their partners, including an attitude of respect, placing family first, contributing fairly to household responsibilities, flexibility during the changing stages of child development, and facilitating personal time for mothers. These findings may assist to support new parents through the often difficult transition to parenthood. PMID: 30481064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

From telescope to binoculars. Dyadic outcome resulting from psychological counselling for infertile couples undergoing ART.
CONCLUSION: The findings provide support for the effectiveness of counselling on interpersonal outcome. The CFM allows researchers to examine how the dyad as a whole responds to counselling, highlighting the change in the couple's relational dynamics. PMID: 30468393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Negative cognitive styles as risk factors for the occurrence of PMS and PMDD.
CONCLUSIONS: Negative cognitive styles are an important factor in the development of PMS/PMDD. PMDD is similar to major depression regarding cognitive vulnerability. Only in the case of PMDD was biased information processing in the luteal cycle phase recorded. PMID: 30468400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Neonatal intensive care unit admission and maternal postpartum depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Having a newborn admitted to the NICU is a risk factor for maternal postpartum depression. These findings have implications for practice; screening mothers in the NICU for depression as a target for intervention has the potential to improve maternal well-being, which in turn should enhance subsequent infant developmental outcomes. PMID: 30450956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Enduring questions in perinatal psychology.
Authors: Alderdice F PMID: 30394802 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The analysis of negative birth experiences of mothers: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: The sociocultural characteristics of mothers, hospital facilities and rules, medical and traditional practices at birth, inadequate empathic communication of health professionals and reproductive health policies can lead to negative childbirth experiences. PMID: 30375236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Clinical vs. exclusively online sperm donors: what's the difference?
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, this study demonstrates key differences in the relationship status, sexuality and personality traits of a new and burgeoning group of males and their reproductive psychology and behaviour. PMID: 30375886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Sexual satisfaction, intimacy and relationship of couples undergoing infertility treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: The results show that infertile couples suffer from infertility-related sexual and relationship concerns. An intervention study should be conducted to help these couples overcome such concerns. PMID: 30317866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Israeli and British women's wellbeing and eating behaviours in pregnancy and the postpartum.
CONCLUSION: BMI was the strongest predictor of self-esteem and body dissatisfaction and a higher BMI predicted less weight loss postpartum. PMID: 30325661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Risk factors for antenatal anxiety: A systematic review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: Several risk factors identified in this review are detectable in routine prenatal care visits (e.g. previous pregnancy loss, pregnancy complications), potentially modifiable (e.g. coping styles, social support, partner factors) and can be identified prior to pregnancy (e.g. psychosocial factors), underlining the significance of pre-conception mental health screening. PMID: 30293441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Adult attachment and birth experience: importance of a secure base and safe haven during childbirth.
CONCLUSION: Adult attachment representations related to subjective birth experience, indicating that attachment figures serve as secure bases and safe havens for mothers during childbirth. These results have implications for practitioners and provide direction for future research. PMID: 30269511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Empathy in pregnant women and new mothers: a systematic literature review.
CONCLUSION: Few studies present empathy as a central theme. There is a paucity of definitional parameters and theoretical linkages and over-reliance on brief self-report indices of empathy. Future studies need to be theory based, incorporate experimental approaches, and provide greater sampling diversity toadvance our understanding of empathy in perinatal women. PMID: 30269515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Preconception mental health care: who needs it?
Authors: Alderdice F PMID: 30259775 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Measuring postnatal demoralisation: adaptation of the Demoralisation Scale-II (DS-II) for postnatal use.
CONCLUSION: The Postnatal DS-II could have utility as an assessment tool, helping clinicians to understand better women's postnatal experiences, assess the effectiveness of interventions and communicate with women in a meaningful and non-stigmatising way. PMID: 30252502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Global sex selection techniques for family planning: a narrative review.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that sex-selection practices need urgent intervention in view of the social harm, unwarranted gender bias, and diversion of resources from genuine medical need. PMID: 30152706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

PTSD post-childbirth: a systematic review of women's and midwives' subjective experiences of care provider interaction.
CONCLUSION: QPI is a significant factor in the development of PTSD-PC and the identified key features of QPI have potential to be modified by midwives. The development of guidelines for midwives should be grounded on evidence highlighted in this review, along with further high-quality qualitative research exploring QPI from the perspective of women with PTSD-PC, but also midwives' knowledge and needs regarding their role within QPI. PMID: 30114935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

'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