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Title: Mother’s anxiety and depression and associated risk factors during early pregnancy: effects on fetal growth and activity at 20-22 weeks of gestation.
Authors: Conde, Ana
Figueiredo, Bárbara
Tendais, Iva
Teixeira, César
Costa, Raquel
Pacheco, Alexandra
Rodrigues, Maria do Céu
Nogueira, Raúl
Keywords: Anxiety
Depression
Pregnancy
Fetal growth
Fetal activity
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Journal of Psychosomatic, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Citation: Conde, A. et al. (2010). Mother’s anxiety and depression and associated risk factors during early pregnancy: effects on fetal growth and activity at 20-22 weeks of gestation. Journal of Psychosomatic, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 31 (2), 70-82.
Description: To examine effects of mother’s anxiety and depression and associated risk factors during early pregnancy on fetal growth and activity. Repeated measures of mother’s anxiety (State-Anxiety Inventory (STAI-S)) and depression (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)) and related socio demographics and substance consumption were obtained at the 1st and 2nd pregnancy trimesters, and fetus’ (N¼147) biometric data and behavior was recorded during ultrasound examination at 20 –22 weeks of gestation. Higher anxiety symptoms were associated to both lower fetal growth and higher fetal activity. While lower education, primiparity, adolescent motherhood, and tobacco consumption predicted lower fetal growth, coffee intake predicted lower fetal activity. Vulnerability of fetal development to mother’s psychological symptoms as well as to other sociodemographic and substance consumption risk factors during early and mid pregnancy is suggested.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/244
ISSN: 0167-482X
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