The impact of previous birth experiences on maternal fear of childbirth.

@article{Strksen2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of previous birth experiences on maternal fear of childbirth.},
  author={Hege Therese St\orksen and Susan Garthus-Niegel and Siri Vangen and Malin Eberhard-Gran},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={318-24}
}
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess the relation between fear of childbirth and previous birth experiences. DESIGN A prospective study of pregnant women. SETTING Akershus University Hospital, Norway. POPULATION Parous women (n = 1357) scheduled to give birth at Akershus University Hospital in Norway during 2009-2011. METHODS Data were collected using two self-completed questionnaires at pregnancy weeks 17 and 32. Fear of childbirth was assessed by the Wijma Delivery Expectancy… CONTINUE READING

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