Posttraumatic stress disorder and pregnancy health: preliminary update and implications.

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and pregnancy health: preliminary update and implications.},
  author={Leslie A. Morland and Deborah A Goebert and Jane M M Onoye and Leighann Frattarelli and Chris Derauf and Mark Herbst and Courtenay R. Matsu and Matthew Friedman},
  volume={48 4},
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is pervasive among women of childbearing age. The cascade of behavioral health and neuroendocrine changes commonly associated with PTSD may adversely affect perinatal health. The authors examined the relationship between PTSD and perinatal health in a sample of 101 women seeking prenatal care on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Trauma, PTSD, and psychological and behavioral health were assessed during prenatal care. Pregnancy health, labor and delivery… CONTINUE READING
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