Social support during pregnancy: effects on maternal depressive symptoms, smoking and pregnancy outcome.

@article{Elsenbruch2007SocialSD,
  title={Social support during pregnancy: effects on maternal depressive symptoms, smoking and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Sigrid Elsenbruch and Sven Benson and Mirjam Ruecke and Matthias Rose and Joachim Wolfram Dudenhausen and Maike K. Pincus-Knackstedt and Burghard F. Klapp and Petra Clara Arck},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={869-77}
}
BACKGROUND The goal was to study the effects of social support during pregnancy on maternal depressive symptoms, quality of life and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS Eight hundred ninety-six women were prospectively studied in the first trimester of pregnancy and following completion of the pregnancy. The sample was divided into quartiles yielding groups of low, medium and high social support based on perceived social support. RESULTS Pregnant women with low support reported increased depressive… CONTINUE READING
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