Low psychosocial resources during early pregnancy are not associated with prolonged labour.
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, ISSN 0301-2115, E-ISSN 1872-7654, Vol. 125, no 1, 29-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVES: To examine if a low level of psychosocial resources in early pregnancy is associated with the occurrence of prolonged labour. STUDY DESIGN: A cross sectional study of 644 women expecting their first child. Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire at their first antenatal visit, measuring psychosocial resources defined as social network and support, work-related psychosocial factors, control of daily life and health characteristics. Outcome was prolonged labour at the end of the pregnancy. RESULTS: A low level of psychosocial resources was not associated with prolonged labour. The majority of women reported that the degree of support was high in early pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS: A perceived low level of psychosocial resources in early pregnancy did not increase the risk of prolonged labour at the subsequent delivery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 125, no 1, 29-33 p.
Adult, Body Height, Female, Humans, Obstetric Labor Complications/etiology/*psychology, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Pregnancy Trimester; First, Prospective Studies, Psychosocial Deprivation, Social Support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6678DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2005.02.028PubMedID: 16026919OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6678DiVA: diva2:146348