Dimensions of prenatal anxiety and their influence on pregnancy outcome.

@article{Standley1979DimensionsOP,
  title={Dimensions of prenatal anxiety and their influence on pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Kay Standley and Barbara M. Soule and Stuart A. Copans},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1979},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={
          22-6
        }
}
Wtih the use of perinatal data from a prospective study of 73 primigravid women and their newborn infants, we determined that prenatal anxiety is not a unitary construct, but that it is useful to consider the distinct concerns of pregnancy. From interviews with the pregnant women, three dimensions of anxiety were identified: (1) anxiety about the pregnancy and approaching birth, (2) anxiety about anticipated care of the child, and (3) psychiatric symptomatology. Correlations of the three… CONTINUE READING

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