Variations in stress levels over the course of pregnancy: factors associated with elevated hassles, state anxiety and pregnancy-specific stress.


This prospective study tracked hassles, pregnancy-specific stress, and state anxiety during pregnancy. A second objective was to identify predictors of each stress dimension. Pregnant women (n=161) completed the Hassles Scale, the Pregnancy-Specific Stress Questionnaire (PEQ), and the state-anxiety scale (STAI-state) monthly, beginning in the third month of… (More)


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