Psychosocial predictors of disappointment with delivery and puerperal depression: A longitudinal study

  • Saisto T
  • Salmela-Aro K
  • Nurmi J
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Abstract

To examine the extent to which personality characteristics, depression, fear and anxiety about pregnancy and delivery, and socio-economic background, predict disappointment with delivery and the risk of puerperal depression.

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  • Fear of childbirth
  • Marital satisfaction
  • Personality
  • Pregnancy-related anxiety
  • Puerperal depression
  • Satisfaction to delivery

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Authors

  • T. Saisto

  • K. Salmela-Aro

  • J. E. Nurmi

  • E. Halmesm??ki

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