Age at first birth, mode of conception and psychological wellbeing in pregnancy: findings from the parental age and transition to parenthood Australia (PATPA) study.

@article{McMahon2011AgeAF,
  title={Age at first birth, mode of conception and psychological wellbeing in pregnancy: findings from the parental age and transition to parenthood Australia (PATPA) study.},
  author={Cathy McMahon and Johanne Boivin and Frances L Gibson and Karin Hammarberg and Karen H Wynter and Deborah Saunders and Jay Fisher},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1389-98}
}
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 similar numbers of women conceiving through assisted reproductive technology (ART; n = 297) or spontaneously (n = 295) across three age groups… CONTINUE READING

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