Pre- and postpartum levels of childbirth fear and the relationship to birth outcomes in a cohort of Australian women.

@article{Fenwick2009PreAP,
  title={Pre- and postpartum levels of childbirth fear and the relationship to birth outcomes in a cohort of Australian women.},
  author={Jennifer Fenwick and Jenny Gamble and Elizabeth A. Nathan and Sara J Bayes and Yvonne C Hauck},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={667-77}
}
AIM To investigate pre- and postpartum levels of childbirth fear in a cohort of childbearing women and explore the relationship to birth outcomes. BACKGROUND While results are mixed, there is evidence that fear of childbirth is associated with mode of birth. Limited theoretical work around childbirth fear has been undertaken with Australian women. DESIGN A prospective correlation design. Method. Women (n = 401) completed the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) version… CONTINUE READING
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