Adequacy of prenatal care utilisation and gestational weight gain among women with depression
CONCLUSIONS: The association between depression and prenatal care utilisation seems driven by demographic, medical comorbidity, and socioeconomic variables. Weight outcomes were associated with inadequate prenatal care utilisation.PMID:35582731 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2022.2075544 (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 18, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leah M Hecht Jordan M Braciszewski Lisa R Miller-Matero Brian K Ahmedani Jean M Kerver Amy M Loree Source Type: research

Expectant parents' perceptions of healthcare and support during COVID-19 in the UK: a thematic analysis
CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence indicating that the changes to healthcare services for pregnant women during the pandemic increased feelings of anxiety and have left women feeling inadequately supported. Our findings highlight the need for compensatory social and emotional support for new and expectant parents while COVID-19 related restrictions continue to impact on family life and society.PMID:35579070 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2022.2075542 (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 17, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ezra Aydin Kevin A Glasgow Staci M Weiss Topun Austin Mark H Johnson Jane Barlow Sarah Lloyd-Fox Source Type: research

Books before birth: a qualitative multiple case study of mothers reading to babies in utero
This study is informed by research connecting parent-child book reading and attachment and by the concept of maternal-foetal attachment.AIM: To explore experiences of pregnant mothers who read picture books marketed to be read while their babies are in utero.STUDY DESIGN: This study utilised a qualitative, multiple case study design involving 10 pregnant women from the Midwestern region of the United States. Participants read picture books marketed to be read by expectant families and participated in an interview focused on their experiences and reflections, and completed a follow-up survey 24-27 months later.RESULTS: Them...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 16, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Keely D Cline Elizabeth Dimmitt Mariah Gann Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Czech Republic version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)
CONCLUSIONS: The CZ-BSS-R is a valid, robust and reliable measure of birth experience and suitable for use with Czech-speaking women in the Czech Republic. The study highlighted that instrument and emergency Caesarean section were associated with a lower level of birth satisfaction compared to vaginal delivery.PMID:35532313 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2022.2067837 (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 9, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kate řina Ratislavová Eva Hendrych Lorenzov á Caroline J Hollins Martin Colin R Martin Source Type: research

Postnatal depressive symptoms mediate the relation between prenatal role overload and responsiveness among first-time mothers
CONCLUSION: Findings highlighted that more attention is required to the support provided to first-time expectant mothers to prevent role overload, and that intervention for postnatal depressive symptoms may focus on role overload. The findings also highlighted that postnatal depressive symptoms could be a promising way to increase maternal responsiveness.PMID:35499554 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2022.2070609 (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eva Yi Hung Lau Jian-Bin Li Carrey Tik-Sze Siu Source Type: research