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Depressive disorders have shown an increasing prevalence over the past decades. Growing evidence suggests that pregnancy and childbirth trigger depressive symptoms not only in women but likewise in men. This study estimates the prevalence of paternal perinatal depressiveness in a German community sample and explores its link to partnership satisfaction as(More)
Adverse effects of perinatal depression on the mother-child interaction are well documented; however, the influence of maternal-fetal bonding during pregnancy on postpartum bonding has not been clearly identified. The subject of this study was to investigate prospectively the influence of maternal-fetal bonding and perinatal symptoms of anxiety and(More)
In the present study, we examined a German sample to determine whether anxiety symptoms during pregnancy had an impact on the duration and method of childbirth. Data of N = 88 women recruited at the Heidelberg University Hospital were used in the analyses. Prepartum anxiety symptoms were assessed with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI, general(More)
There is a high prevalence of depression in Germany and all over the world. Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy have been shown in some studies to be associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. The influence of maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy on preterm delivery and fetal birth weight was investigated in(More)
Five hundred and three elective repeat caesarean sections were analysed to examine the impact of timing of delivery between 37 and 40 weeks' gestation on foetal and maternal short-term outcome. Gestational age, Apgar scores and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)-based foetal outcome. Maternal complications were comparatively evaluated. Due(More)
PURPOSE To compare patient-reported quality-of-life and sexual function outcomes in women after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) or total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for benign uterine disease. METHODS Out of a cohort of 1,952 patients from a previous implementation study of LSH and TLH, 1,886 patients who had not undergone intraoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE validated questionnaire assessment of fathers' experiences during childbirth is lacking in routine clinical practice. Salmon's Item List is a short, validated method used for the assessment of birth experience in mothers in both English- and German-speaking communities. With little to no validated data available for fathers, this pilot study aimed(More)
OBJECTIVE Emergency cervical cerclage is one of the treatment options for the reduction of preterm birth. The aim of this study is to assess neonatal outcome after cerclage with special focus on adverse effects in very low birth weight infants. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. Classification of cerclages in history-indicated (HIC, n = 38),(More)
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