Emotional states and psychopathological symptoms in couples during pregnancy and post-partum.
CONCLUSIONS: In pregnancy, women show less stress and less psychopathological symptoms than in post-natal period. During pregnancy women are more anxious and somatise more than men. After birth, they keep somatising more. Also, in perinatal period, women's changes are more salient. The association of conjugality and motherhood-fatherhood development should be deepened in future investigation. PMID: 32877260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Marte Meo Counselling given to African caregivers of institutionalised infants a three-case study.
CONCLUSION: We found indications that professional caregivers of institutionalised infants in an African country can profit on Marte Meo Counselling, showing positive effects on augmenting caregivers' sensitivity towards the infants, and thereby meet the infants' need of emotional and social support. PMID: 32865000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - September 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

2020 JRIP editorial: celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Society for Reproductive & Infant Psychology.
2020 JRIP editorial: celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Society for Reproductive & Infant Psychology. J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2020 Sep;38(4):351-353 Authors: Ayers S, Bryant L, Gannon K, Jomeen J PMID: 32840138 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Increasing partner communication and understanding during pregnancy: evaluation of 'The Great Pregnancy Quiz'.
CONCLUSION: Most couples who did the Quiz reported positive impacts on their communication and understanding. While the issue of low T2 contact rates may have skewed the results, the benefits associated with the quiz make this resource an inexpensive and easily implemented health promotion strategy. PMID: 32835505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prenatal diagnosis: Women's interactions with practitioners when severe abnormalities are discovered at birth.
CONCLUSION: Women understood the limits of technology and of the care practitioners can provide, but greatly valued practitioners' empathic and honest communications. Thus, adopting a transparent and open approach may foster trusting relationships with women/parents. In turn, this may lower the prospect of litigation being brought against practitioners when severe abnormalities are discovered at birth. PMID: 32835507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prenatal bonds among Polish expectant couples: a brief version of the parental antenatal attachment scales.
CONCLUSION: The single Polish brief version for the MAAS/PAAS is a reliable and valid measure to use in Polish context. The obtained results support the importance of couple functioning for the MAAS/PAAS. PMID: 32772554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The psychological implications of a subsequent pregnancy outcome in couples with a history of miscarriage.
CONCLUSION: The present study's findings contribute to our knowledge of the long-term implications of miscarriage and its influence on psychological health in terms of perinatal grief. PMID: 32691609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Emergency C-section, maternal satisfaction and emotion regulation strategies: effects on PTSD and postpartum depression symptoms.
CONCLUSION: This study provides interesting data for further research. Follow-up studies about emotion regulation, postpartum depression and posttraumatic stress symptoms should be conducted in the future in order to provide clinical recommendations. PMID: 32683885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Effect of counselling with men on perceived stress and social support of their pregnant wives.
CONCLUSIONS: Counseling with fathers can be recommended as an effective intervention to increase social support of pregnant women. TRIAL REGISTRATION: IRCT2017042910324N38. Registered 25 June 2017, http://en.irct.ir/trial/10813. PMID: 32673065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Traumatic childbirth perception during pregnancy and the postpartum period and its postnatal mental health outcomes: a prospective longitudinal study.
Authors: Türkmen H, Yalniz DÄ°lcen H, Özçoban FA Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the perception of traumatic childbirth during pregnancy and the postpartum period and the postnatal mental health outcomes of traumatic childbirth perception. METHODS: This descriptive-longitudinal study was conducted from December 2017 to June 2018 in Turkey. The study included 248 pregnant women who were in weeks 36-40 of their pregnancies. The pregnant women were administered the Scale of Traumatic Childbirth Perception(STCP) and the Health Anxiety Inventory. The women were administere...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Health related quality of life in Chinese pregnant women at advanced maternal age: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: The SF36-PCS in the AMA women decreased with advancing age. However, their SF36-MCS was better over their younger counterparts. Age-related biological disadvantages may be offset by social/psychological advantages in AMA women. PMID: 32643396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Feasibility of a psychoeducational group intervention to improve parental reflective functioning and bonding in pregnancy: a randomised trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Baby CHAT can help expectant parents think about their baby as a separate person and has potential to improve prenatal RF and bonding. However, further research is required to assess the effectiveness of Baby CHAT to improve bonding and RF. PMID: 32627592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic and perinatal mental health.
Authors: Caparros-Gonzalez RA, Alderdice F PMID: 32615801 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Health-care practitioners' assessment and observations of birth trauma in mothers and partners.
CONCLUSION: Understanding how birth trauma may present differently in mothers and partners could support effective assessment. Once birth trauma is identified, parents require personalised support to help them cope with the impact. PMID: 32614606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The relationship between quality of life, perceived stress, marital satisfaction in women conceived through ART.
CONCLUSION: This study found that the rate of perceived stress affected the quality of life negatively and marital satisfaction affected the quality of life positively in pregnant women with ART. PMID: 32602747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - July 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of postpartum depression and adjustment disorder during puerperium - a retrospective research.
CONCLUSION: In our study, distribution and risk factors for PPD and AD are in line with those reported in literature. Paying attention to subclinical symptoms co-related to items of EPDS helps healthcare professionals to be more sensitive in detecting suffering women. PMID: 32584147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Distress and anxiety associated with COVID-19 among Jewish and Arab pregnant women in Israel.
In this study, we sought to explore the psychological distress and COVID-19-related anxiety of pregnant women during the crisis. METHODS: Israeli Jewish and Arab pregnant women (n = 336) aged 20-47 completed a set of questionnaires during the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. RESULTS: The levels of all COVID-19-related anxieties were quite high (much or very much), with the highest regarding public places and transportation (87.5%, 70%, respectively), followed by concerns over the possible infection of other family members and the health of the foetus (71.7%, 70%, respectively), going for pregnancy check-u...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Risk factors for postpartum depression in mothers of newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care unit.
CONCLUSION: It is necessary to obtain early detailed information on coping styles in the NICU environment to prevent the possible onset of PPD. PMID: 32498541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Predictive factors of women's subjective perception of childbirth experience: a systematic review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: Several risk factors can be identified through pregnancy or childbirth. This underlines the importance of the quality of maternal interpersonal and professional relationships, especially with first-line perinatal health-care professionals, such as midwives. PMID: 32475156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - June 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Parents who have received 'psycho-prophylaxis training' during pregnancy and their experience of childbirth - An interview study highlighting the experiences of both parents.
CONCLUSION: Knowledge about childbirth and the ability, by the mother, to use various breathing techniques seemed to help both parents, as it made both of them feel that they were themselves involved in the process. PMID: 32460602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Hindering resilience in the transition to parenthood: a thematic analysis of parents' perspectives.
CONCLUSION: Our work illuminates parents' own thoughts about factors hindering resilience in the transition to parenthood and provides direct recommendations from consumers about improvements to provision of support throughout this critical period. PMID: 32441541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The association between depressive symptoms during pregnancy and post-delivery fear of childbirth; a prospective study.
Conclusion: This study shows that women with depression at baseline are at increased risk for depression and PFOC six weeks post-delivery. PMID: 32393062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - May 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Psychological or educational eHealth interventions on depression, anxiety or stress following preterm birth: a systematic review.
Authors: Feng YY, Korale-Liyanage S, Jarde A, McDonald SD Abstract Objective: To determine the efficacy and characteristics of psychological or educational eHealth interventions on reducing symptoms of mental illness in parents of preterm or low birthweight infants.Background: Many parents suffer psychological disorders after preterm birth. Computer or mobile application-based interventions are a promising alternative.Methods: We searched seven electronic databases up to January 2020 and included randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials assessing psychological or educational eHealth interventions in parent...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Shame and guilt in the postnatal period: a systematic review.
Conclusion: Shame and guilt are trans-diagnostic phenomena, negatively impacting on postnatal psychological health, and potentially the parent-child relationship. More research is needed to develop awareness of the unique effects of shame and guilt to optimise perinatal intervention. PMID: 32338047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Stress, stigma, violence experiences and social support of us infertile women.
Conclusion: These findings highlight that infertile women have experienced stigma and high levels of stress in a developed country. They are also exposed to emotional or physical violence, but surprisingly infertile women are less likely to report violence than fertile women. PMID: 32338526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal prenatal depression, PTSD, and problematic parenting: the mediating role of maternal perceptions of infant emotion.
Conclusion: Findings highlight that mothers should be routinely screened for psychiatric symptoms during the perinatal period, and perceptions of infant emotions may be an important target for parent-infant mental health interventions. PMID: 32320277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Personality traits and subjective well-being among fathers of preterm infants in Taiwan: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: Fathers' SWB was associated with extraversion, openness, neuroticism, age, education, family structure, and infant weight. The personality traits of fathers should be considered when developing plans for family support after following preterm infant birth. In addition to focusing on maternal well-being, programmes to increase paternal well-being would benefit the families of preterm infants. PMID: 32281884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Hospitalisation in high-risk pregnancy patients: is prenatal attachment affected?
Conclusion: Incorporation of members of the patient's support network may help to improve quality of prenatal attachment during hospitalisation. Detection and treatment of anxiety and/or depression in hospitalised patients is recommended given their impact on the mental health of mother and baby. PMID: 32223427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

What's so special about perinatal mental health?
Authors: Alderdice F PMID: 32183566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A mixed methods evaluation of an intervention to prevent perinatal depression among Latina immigrants.
Conclusion: Conducting mixed methods research highlights the complexity of understanding who can benefit from preventive interventions. PMID: 32186924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Traumatic anticipation of childbirth and disordered eating during pregnancy.
Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first study focusing on anticipated traumatic reactions and ED in pregnant women. While some women evidenced FOC and pretraumatic stress symptoms, two different clusters, one with FOC and one with pretraumatic stress, were found. These findings suggest that, while sharing similarities, these constructs are different. PMID: 32189512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal appraisals of the birth of a child: Portuguese version of the Stress Appraisal Measure.
Conclusion: Assessing maternal appraisals of the birth of a child is relevant to foster adaptation to parenthood. The SAM is an adequate assessment tool. As cognitive appraisals are modifiable, women with higher threat appraisals should be targeted for psychological interventions. PMID: 32138543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Perception of male and female infant cry aversiveness by adult men.
Conclusions: These findings suggest that both the tendency of male infants to produce more expiratory phonations when crying, as well as their visual appearance when crying, may contribute to their increased vulnerability to abuse. PMID: 32115986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

The role of maternal mental health, infant temperament, and couple's relationship quality for mother-infant bonding.
Conclusion: Given the importance of, in particular, the maternal depression and infant temperament for poor mother-infant bonding, early intervention and the reduction of risks factors may be necessary to prevent the development of such difficulties. PMID: 32118491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Enhancing resilience in the transition to parenthood: a thematic analysis of parents' perspectives.
Conclusion: Our work contributes to an important gap in the literature and identifies factors for future research to explore and develop. PMID: 32073284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Pregnancy after miscarriage in primiparae and multiparae: implications for women's psychological well-being.
Conclusions: Data highlight the importance of developing specific support groups, for primiparae, due to their great emotional vulnerability, and for women with past miscarriage, to help them cope in adaptive ways with a new pregnancy. PMID: 32064903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Perinatal psychological well-being in women with zero postnatal anxiety-depressive symptoms scores: a retrospective descriptive study.
Conclusion: The atypical self-reported perinatal mood condition present in the 'zero' symptoms group have currently unknown clinical significance. PMID: 32064910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

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