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ERIC Number: EJ1125704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Understanding Pregnancy Anxiety: Concepts, Correlates, and Consequences
Guardino, Christine M.; Schetter, Christine Dunkel
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n4 p12-21 Mar 2014
Pregnancy anxiety is a particular emotional state tied to pregnancy-specific concerns, such as worries about the health of the baby and childbirth. A growing body of research demonstrates that pregnancy anxiety is an important risk factor for preterm birth and other adverse birth and child development outcomes. This article defines and describes the concept of pregnancy anxiety, provides a summary of evidence linking pregnancy anxiety to outcomes, and identifies characteristics of women and their pregnancies that contribute to high levels of pregnancy anxiety. The authors also discuss possible clinical implications and interventions to reduce pregnancy anxiety.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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