Karin Hammarberg

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The aim of this research was to increase understanding of how women feel about the experience of IVF 2-3 years after ceasing treatment. A questionnaire covering issues relating to infertility and the value of the experience of IVF together with three self-report measures [Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the decisions that couples make regarding supernumerary frozen embryos, the factors influencing these decisions, and the degree of difficulty involved in reaching a decision; and to canvass attitudes toward donating embryos to stem-cell research. DESIGN Anonymous postal survey. SETTING A large, private IVF clinic in a major city(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that infertility affects emotional well-being, satisfaction with life and self-esteem and that failed assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment is associated with diminished life satisfaction, reduced self-confidence and substantial psychological distress. Investigations of whether these persist when treatment results in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Australian women conceiving with ART are at fourfold risk of admission to early parenting treatment programs compared with those conceiving spontaneously. This study aimed to identify prevalence and determinants of antenatal mood disturbance and other risks for early parenting difficulties after assisted conception. DESIGN A prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether assisted conception is associated with an increased risk of admission to a residential early parenting program for treatment of maternal mood disorder or infant feeding or sleeping disorders in the postpartum year. DESIGN Systematic audit of consecutive medical records. SETTING Masada Private Hospital Mother Baby Unit(More)
BACKGROUND The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is now well established in many countries and the first generations of offspring are reaching maturity. We reviewed the published literature to describe the available evidence about health outcomes in ART-conceived young people who were of an adolescent age or older. METHODS The EMBASE, Medline(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore knowledge about the effects on fertility of age, obesity, smoking, and timing of intercourse among Australians of reproductive age. DESIGN Telephone survey of a representative sample of Australians. SETTING Not applicable. PATIENT(S) Australians aged 18 to 45 years who wish to have a child or another child now or in the future. (More)
BACKGROUND It is increasingly common for women in high-income countries to delay childbearing. We aimed to describe the context of pregnancy for first-time mothers of different ages and examine relationships among maternal age at first birth, mode of conception and psychosocial wellbeing in pregnancy. METHODS Using stratified sampling, we recruited(More)
BACKGROUND Those considering donating or receiving gametes are required to undergo counselling to ensure that they are aware of and consider the psychosocial, emotional and ethical complexities of donor conception before proceeding. AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate gamete donors' and recipients' views about donor counselling and beliefs about(More)
OBJECTIVE Australia has specialist psychiatric and residential early parenting services (REPS) to which women with postnatal psychiatric illness or psychological difficulties in adjusting to motherhood can be admitted with their infants. The study aim was to ascertain the proportions of Victorian mother-infant dyads admitted to these services in one year.(More)