Primiparae's well-being before and after birth and relationship with preferred and actual mode of birth in Germany and the USA

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dc.contributor.authorHellmers, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorSchuecking, Beate
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:02:42Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:02:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn02646838
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/5562-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate which mode of birth first-time mothers in Germany and in the USA prefer and how this desire is related to maternal well-being and sense of coherence. The paper describes emotional well-being postpartum in relationship to mode of birth. For data collection a prospective cohort study was conducted in both countries. A self-administered questionnaire including validated instruments (WHO-5 Well-Being Index, Sense of Coherence Scale and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) was used. Results showed that only a few of the pregnant women in Germany and the USA preferred to deliver by caesarean section. There was a relationship between women's well-being, women's sense of coherence and the preferred mode of birth. The majority of women who wanted a caesarean section delivered in this way. No relationship was found between women's well-being and the type of birth experienced. Well-being in both samples generally decreased after giving birth, but there was a difference between German and American first-time mothers on the postpartum well-being and depression scores. German mothers had a higher postnatal quality of life and lower postnatal depression scores. To give families the opportunity for a healthy start, midwives and obstetricians should try to enhance women's well-being and they should give some thought to health professionals' decision-making processes. Expanded postpartum care might have an impact on women's depression scores.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subjectCaesarean section
dc.subjectcaesarean section on request
dc.subjectCESAREAN-SECTION
dc.subjectCOHERENCE
dc.subjectcross-national study
dc.subjectHEALTH
dc.subjectPOSTNATAL DEPRESSION
dc.subjectPOSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
dc.subjectPREGNANCY
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectPSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS
dc.subjectSCALE
dc.subjectSENSE
dc.subjectsense of coherence
dc.subjectwell-being
dc.subjectWOMEN
dc.titlePrimiparae's well-being before and after birth and relationship with preferred and actual mode of birth in Germany and the USA
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02646830802408506
dc.identifier.isiISI:000260605700007
dc.description.volume26
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startpage351
dc.description.endpage372
dc.identifier.eissn1469672X
dc.publisher.place2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ. Reprod. Infant Psychol.
crisitem.author.deptFB 08 - Humanwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb08-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidScBe740-
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