Psychosocial characteristics of women and their partners fearing vaginal childbirth.

@article{Saisto2001PsychosocialCO,
  title={Psychosocial characteristics of women and their partners fearing vaginal childbirth.},
  author={Terhi Saisto and Katariina Salmela-Aro and J E Nurmi and Erja Halmesm{\"a}ki},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={492-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the personal characteristics and socio-economic background of women and their partners fearing vaginal childbirth. DESIGN Questionnaire survey by the 30th week of pregnancy. SETTING Sixteen outpatient maternity centres in the capital area of Finland. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred and seventy-eight women and their partners. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Personality traits, socio-economic factors, life and partnership satisfaction and pregnancy- and delivery-associated anxiety… CONTINUE READING