publication . Article . 2014

“Living each week as unique” : maternal fears in Assisted Reproductive Technology pregnancies

Dornelles, Lia Mara; MacCallum, Fiona; Lopes, Rita; Piccinini, Cesar Augusto; Passos, Eduardo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014
  • Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Objective:\ud to explore women's fears during pregnancy following conception via assisted reproductive technology (ART).\ud \ud Methods:\ud 19 expectant first-time mothers were interviewed during the third trimester of pregnancy using a semi-structured schedule. Perceptions of and feelings about pregnancy were assessed. Content analysis was used to identify themes and subthemes.\ud \ud Findings:\ud four overarching themes emerged: the baby's survival, the health of the baby, the efficacy of the mother and childbirth. Of these, the most commonly reported fears were related to miscarriage or fetal death, and the baby being born with an abnormality.\ud \ud Conclusi...
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17 references, page 1 of 2

Klock S., Greenfeld, D., 2000. Psychological status of in vitro fertilization patient during pregnancy: a longitudinal study. Fertility Sterility 73(6), 1159-1164.

Laville, C., Dionne, J. , 1999. A construção do saber: manual de metodologia da pesquisa em ciências humanas. Editora Artes Médicas, Porto Alegre.

Lepecka-Klusek C., Jakiel G., 2007. Difficulties in adaptation to pregnancy following natural conception or use of assisted reproduction techniques: a comparative study. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 12(1), 51-57.

Maloni, J.A., Kutil, R.M., 2000. Antepartum Support Group for Women Hospitalized on Bed Rest. The American Journal of Maternal and Child Nursing 25(4), 204-210.

McMahon, C., Ungerer, J.A, Beaurepaire, J.,Tennant, C., Saunders, D., 1997. Anxiety during pregnancy and fetal attachment after in-vitro fertilization conception. Hum Reprod 12, 176- 182. [OpenAIRE]

Melender, H.L., 2002. Experiences of fears associated with pregnancy and childbirth: a study of 329 pregnant women. Birth 29(2), 101-111. [OpenAIRE]

Melender, H.L., Lauri, S., 1999. Fears associated with pregnancy and childbirth-experiences of women who have recently given birth. Midwifery 15, 177-182.

Monti, F., Agostini, F., Fagandini, P., La Salla, G.B., Blickstein, I., 2009. Depressive symptoms during late pregnancy and early parenthood following assisted reproductive technology. Fertility and Sterility 91(3), 851-857.

Monti, F., Agostini, F., Paterlini, M., La Salla, G.B., Blickstein, I., 2008. Anxiety symptoms during late pregnancy and early parenthood following assisted reproductive technology. [OpenAIRE]

Journal of Perinatal Medicine 36, 425-432.

Núcleo de Infância e Família- NUDIF, 1998. Entrevista sobre a Gestação e as expectativas da Gestante. Unpublished Instrument, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Piccinini, C.A., Gomes, A., Moreira, L.E., Lopes, R.C.S., 2004. Expectativas e sentimentos da gestante em relação ao bebê. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa 20(3), 223-232.

Piccinini, C.A., Tudge, J. Lopes, R. C., Sperb, T., 1998. Estudo Longitudinal de Porto Alegre: Da Gestação à Escola. Projeto de Pesquisa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre.

Poikkeus P., Saisto T., Unkila-Kallio T., Punamaki R.L., Repokari L., Vilska S., Tiitinen A., Tulppala M., 2006. Fear of childbirth and pregnancy-related anxiety in women conceiving with assisted reproduction. Obstetrics and Gynechology 108, 70-76. [OpenAIRE]

Raphael-Leff, J., 1991. Psychological processes of childbearing. Chapman and Hall, UK.

17 references, page 1 of 2
Abstract
Objective:\ud to explore women's fears during pregnancy following conception via assisted reproductive technology (ART).\ud \ud Methods:\ud 19 expectant first-time mothers were interviewed during the third trimester of pregnancy using a semi-structured schedule. Perceptions of and feelings about pregnancy were assessed. Content analysis was used to identify themes and subthemes.\ud \ud Findings:\ud four overarching themes emerged: the baby's survival, the health of the baby, the efficacy of the mother and childbirth. Of these, the most commonly reported fears were related to miscarriage or fetal death, and the baby being born with an abnormality.\ud \ud Conclusi...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
free text keywords: RG
Related Organizations
17 references, page 1 of 2

Klock S., Greenfeld, D., 2000. Psychological status of in vitro fertilization patient during pregnancy: a longitudinal study. Fertility Sterility 73(6), 1159-1164.

Laville, C., Dionne, J. , 1999. A construção do saber: manual de metodologia da pesquisa em ciências humanas. Editora Artes Médicas, Porto Alegre.

Lepecka-Klusek C., Jakiel G., 2007. Difficulties in adaptation to pregnancy following natural conception or use of assisted reproduction techniques: a comparative study. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 12(1), 51-57.

Maloni, J.A., Kutil, R.M., 2000. Antepartum Support Group for Women Hospitalized on Bed Rest. The American Journal of Maternal and Child Nursing 25(4), 204-210.

McMahon, C., Ungerer, J.A, Beaurepaire, J.,Tennant, C., Saunders, D., 1997. Anxiety during pregnancy and fetal attachment after in-vitro fertilization conception. Hum Reprod 12, 176- 182. [OpenAIRE]

Melender, H.L., 2002. Experiences of fears associated with pregnancy and childbirth: a study of 329 pregnant women. Birth 29(2), 101-111. [OpenAIRE]

Melender, H.L., Lauri, S., 1999. Fears associated with pregnancy and childbirth-experiences of women who have recently given birth. Midwifery 15, 177-182.

Monti, F., Agostini, F., Fagandini, P., La Salla, G.B., Blickstein, I., 2009. Depressive symptoms during late pregnancy and early parenthood following assisted reproductive technology. Fertility and Sterility 91(3), 851-857.

Monti, F., Agostini, F., Paterlini, M., La Salla, G.B., Blickstein, I., 2008. Anxiety symptoms during late pregnancy and early parenthood following assisted reproductive technology. [OpenAIRE]

Journal of Perinatal Medicine 36, 425-432.

Núcleo de Infância e Família- NUDIF, 1998. Entrevista sobre a Gestação e as expectativas da Gestante. Unpublished Instrument, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Piccinini, C.A., Gomes, A., Moreira, L.E., Lopes, R.C.S., 2004. Expectativas e sentimentos da gestante em relação ao bebê. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa 20(3), 223-232.

Piccinini, C.A., Tudge, J. Lopes, R. C., Sperb, T., 1998. Estudo Longitudinal de Porto Alegre: Da Gestação à Escola. Projeto de Pesquisa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre.

Poikkeus P., Saisto T., Unkila-Kallio T., Punamaki R.L., Repokari L., Vilska S., Tiitinen A., Tulppala M., 2006. Fear of childbirth and pregnancy-related anxiety in women conceiving with assisted reproduction. Obstetrics and Gynechology 108, 70-76. [OpenAIRE]

Raphael-Leff, J., 1991. Psychological processes of childbearing. Chapman and Hall, UK.

17 references, page 1 of 2
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