The role of motherhood schemas and life transitions in reproductive intention formation
Conclusion: The results were generally consistent with the C-S model, but highlight complexities to consider when investigating fertility expectations and intentions.PMID:33843372 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2021.1892044 (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shaneice Fletcher-Hildebrand Karen Lawson Pamela Downe Mel Bayly Source Type: research

Childbirth experience, maternal functioning and mental health: how are they related?
J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2021 Apr 10:1-13. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2021.1913488. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIntroduction: Childbirth experience is shaped by the labor and delivery process. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between childbirth experience, subsequent postpartum maternal functioning and mental health.Methods: A total of 483 mothers in the first 4-16 weeks postpartum participated in this cross-sectional study. The cluster random sampling method was used to select the participants. The Questionnaire for Assessing the Childbirth Experience, Mental Health Inventory, and the Barkin Index of...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shiva Havizari Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie Ommlbanin Eyvazzadeh Mojgan Mirghafourvand Source Type: research

The role of motherhood schemas and life transitions in reproductive intention formation
Conclusion: The results were generally consistent with the C-S model, but highlight complexities to consider when investigating fertility expectations and intentions.PMID:33843372 | DOI:10.1080/02646838.2021.1892044 (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shaneice Fletcher-Hildebrand Karen Lawson Pamela Downe Mel Bayly Source Type: research

Childbirth experience, maternal functioning and mental health: how are they related?
J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2021 Apr 10:1-13. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2021.1913488. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIntroduction: Childbirth experience is shaped by the labor and delivery process. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between childbirth experience, subsequent postpartum maternal functioning and mental health.Methods: A total of 483 mothers in the first 4-16 weeks postpartum participated in this cross-sectional study. The cluster random sampling method was used to select the participants. The Questionnaire for Assessing the Childbirth Experience, Mental Health Inventory, and the Barkin Index of...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shiva Havizari Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie Ommlbanin Eyvazzadeh Mojgan Mirghafourvand Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Intrauterine Paternal-Foetal Attachment and the Responsibility Status of Fathers Concerning Mothers and Babies
This study aims to determine the sociodemographic and paternal factors affecting intrauterine paternal-fetal attachmentMethods: The descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with fathers whose partners were over the 24th week of their pregnancies (n=174). The fathers were applied a form regarding responsibility-taking for mother and baby and the Intrauterine Father Attachment Scale.Results: Fathers who are young, university graduates, have spouse working, planned the pregnancy, have no other children, and state that they had a good relationship with their father, were found to have significantly higher levels of ...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - April 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: H ülya Türkmen Sevin ç Güler Source Type: research

Perceptions of child vulnerability in first-time mothers who conceived using assisted reproductive technology
J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2021 Mar 11:1-11. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2021.1896689. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTObjectives: There has been an absence of research investigating if infertility and the utilisation of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to conceive increases maternal perceptions of child vulnerability. The purpose of the current study was to assess if there were differences in maternal ratings of child vulnerability between first-time mothers who conceived using ART procedures and first-time mothers who conceived spontaneously.Methods: This cross-sectional study was comprised of 171 first-time mothers who conc...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kaitlyn Egan Emma Summers Christine Limbers Source Type: research

Predictors of postpartum depression among an obstetric population in South-Western Nigeria
J Reprod Infant Psychol. 2021 Mar 1:1-13. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2021.1886259. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBackground: Perinatal maternal depression is the most common mood disturbance associated with pregnancy. It has grave consequences on both maternal health and wellbeing of offsprings, albeit usually neglected in low- and middle-income countries.Objective: To evaluate the relationship between antenatal depression(APD) and postpartum depression(PPD) and predictors of postpartum depression among an obstetric population in South-western Nigeria.Methods: This was a prospective longitudinal cohort study involving272 pregna...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - March 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Temitope Omoladun Okunola Jacob Olumuyiwa Awoleke Babatunde Olofinbiyi Babatunde Rosiji Abidemi Olaolu Olubiyi Sunday Omoya Source Type: research

Challenges and opportunities for child health services in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Newham JJ, Fallon V, Darwin Z PMID: 33615924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A longitudinal investigation of young mothers' prenatal attachment, depressive symptoms, and early parenting behaviour.
Conclusion: The foundation of a mother's emotional connection to her infant begins before birth. Parenting support programmes for young mothers should begin during pregnancy. Supporting the establishment of positive prenatal attachment may also have a positive influence on later parenting behaviour among mothers, including mothers experiencing depressive symptoms. PMID: 33586534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Development and feasibility of the prenatal video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting for expectant fathers.
Discussion: We discuss the VIPP-PRE based on the experiences and perspectives of fathers, interveners, and sonographers and midwives. PMID: 33586543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Support from friends moderates the relationship between repetitive negative thinking and postnatal wellbeing during COVID-19.
Conclusions: High levels of perceived social support from friends (but not family or significant others) buffered the effects of RNT on depression and anxiety during the postpartum period. Strategies to bolster peer social support may be a valuable inclusion in interventions to prevent and treat postnatal depression and anxiety. PMID: 33586544 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

A psychological group intervention for high-risk pregnant women: a protocol of a feasibility and acceptability study of the STAR Mums program.
CONCLUSIONS: This paper outlines the STAR Mums intervention and protocol for assessing acceptability and feasibility. The STAR Mums program takes a preventative approach and supports early intervention for parents at risk of attachment difficulties with their infants. The results of this study will inform revisions to the current treatment manual and a larger-scale program evaluation to further examine the efficacy of this intervention. PMID: 33522292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - February 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Prioritising our research networks.
Authors: Alderdice F PMID: 33415996 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - January 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Fear of childbirth measurement: appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments.
Conclusion: Limitations inherent to the current battery of preferred measures of FoC suggests both the desirability and urgency to develop a theoretically-grounded, psychometrically robust and accurate FoC assessment measure. Current measures of FoC are not interchangeable. PMID: 33350320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Spanish validation and factor structure of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire Revised (NuPDQ).
Conclusions: The five-factor 14-item NuPDQ is useful to assess pregnancy-specific stress in Spanish pregnant women. It may be appropriate to use this instrument in order to identify pregnant women with high pregnancy-specific stress to try to prevent negative consequences derived from those high levels. PMID: 33327777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - December 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Tokophobia and fear of birth: a workshop consensus statement on current issues and recommendations for future research.
Conclusion: Significant gaps remain within the FoC/tokophobia knowledge base. Further research is necessary. PMID: 33206580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Resilience as the predictor of quality of life in the infertile couples as the most neglected and silent minorities.
Authors: Vatanparast M, Yasini Ardekani SM, Anvari M, Kalantari A, Yaghmaie F, Royani Z Abstract Background: It has been demonstrated that infertility can affect quality of life (QoL) in infertile couples. Resilience is considered a protective factor against the distress caused by infertility and the quality of life status. There is a new definition for Fertility Quality of Life that evaluates particularly the impact of infertility on various aspects of life. Material and methods: In this couple-based study, the main objective was investigating the quality of life based on the gender and resilience of infertile cou...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Maternal perinatal depression, anxiety, fear of birth, and perception of infants' negative affectivity at three months.
Authors: Vismara L, Sechi C, Neri M, Paoletti A, Lucarelli L Abstract The present study aimed to investigate whether a mother's anxiety, depression, prenatal perception of childbirth, and experience with delivery, assessed from pregnancy to three months postpartum, were associated with her perception of her infant's negative affectivity (NA). The participant sample was composed of 76 primiparous mothers and their healthy babies (58% boys, 42% girls). During pregnancy, mothers independently filled out the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and the Wijma Delivery Ex...
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Brazilian version of the Body Image in Pregnancy Scale.
CONCLUSION: The Brazilian version of the Body Image in Pregnancy Scale showed evidence of content validity, factorial validity, and estimated internal consistency. PMID: 33115262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research

Preservation and reunification for families of young children: case file review of a home-visiting program.
CONCLUSION: This casefile review gathered rich evidence to inform further development of a trauma informed and culturally sensitive intervention to support family preservation and reunification, and to guide the next stage of evaluation research to generate a more robust level of evidence. PMID: 33103927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology)
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - October 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research