Emotional distress and prenatal attachment in pregnancy after perinatal loss.

  title={Emotional distress and prenatal attachment in pregnancy after perinatal loss.},
  author={Deborah Smith Armstrong},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  volume={34 4},
PURPOSE To evaluate the association of previous perinatal loss with parents' levels of depressive symptoms, pregnancy-specific anxiety, and prenatal attachment in a subsequent pregnancy, and to determine whether higher levels of depressive symptoms and pregnancy-specific anxiety were associated with prenatal attachment. DESIGN A three-group comparative design was used to collect cross-sectional survey data. The sample consisted of 103 couples who were in the second trimester of pregnancy: 40… CONTINUE READING


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