publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Psychological well-being and prenatal bonding of gestational surrogates

Lamba, Nishtha; Jadva, Vasanti; Kadam, Kaushal; Golombok, Susan;
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  • Published: 30 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Study question: How does the psychological well-being and prenatal bonding of Indian surrogates differ from a comparison group of mothers? Summary answer: Surrogates had higher levels of depression during pregnancy and post-birth, displayed lower emotional connection with the unborn baby, and greater care towards the healthy growth of the foetus, than the comparison group of mothers. What is already known: Studies in the West have found that surrogates do not suffer long-term psychological harm. One study has shown that surrogates bond less with the foetus than expectant mothers. Study, design, size, duration: This study uses a prospective, longitudinal and cros...
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