|Publication type:||Conference other|
|Type of review:||Not specified|
|Title:||How do women manage to remain healthy in pregnancy and postpartum|
|Published in:||European Psychiatry|
|Conference details:||12th AEP Congress, Geneva, 14-18 April 2004|
|Subjects:||Pregnancy; Post-partum; Health; Cause Effect Relationships; Risk Factors; Mindfulness; Social network|
|Subject (DDC):||158: Applied psychology |
618: Gynecology, obstetrics and midwifery
|Abstract:||Background: It is suggested that the functioning of the social network, the partner relationship and the attitude towards pregnancy are important psychosocial factors causing risk or providing protection against social as well as mental health problems. However this may be different in different cultural settings. Research Question: Are these factors recognized as important by women concerned in the Swiss German culture? To what extent do these aspects of social functioning change prospectively among healthy pregnant women? Method: Qualitative data were obtained from key informant interviews and focus group discussions. Quantitative data were collected prospectively with a cohort of 60 healthy women at two time points, in the third trimester of pregnancy and at the end of the postpartum period using the CAME interview measure. Conclusion: The functioning of the social network, especially the family network and the support by mother’s mother, the attitude towards pregnancy and the partner relationship were identified as most important psychosocial variables contributing to the well-being of mother and child in pregnancy and post partum. Analysis of the quantitative data revealed a change of the social network and a change of some aspects the partnership to the father of the child as pregnancy progresses.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Organisational Unit:||Psychological Institute (PI)|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie|
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