Promoting positive motherhood among nulliparous pregnant women with an intense fear of childbirth: RCT intervention.

@article{SalmelaAro2012PromotingPM,
  title={Promoting positive motherhood among nulliparous pregnant women with an intense fear of childbirth: RCT intervention.},
  author={Katariina Salmela-Aro and Sanna Read and Hanna Rouhe and Erja Halmesm{\"a}ki and Riikka Maria Toivanen and Maiju Ilona Tokola and Terhi Saisto},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          520-34
        }
}
This RCT intervention among nulliparous pregnant women with an intense fear of childbirth sought to promote preparedness for childbirth and to enhance positive parenting. Pregnant women (n = 8,611) filled in a 'fear of childbirth' questionnaire. Nulliparous women with severe fear of childbirth (n = 355) were randomized into intervention (n = 131; 41 refused) and control (n = 224) groups. They rated themselves on a preparedness scale in middle and late pregnancy, and on a motherhood scale three… CONTINUE READING
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