Pregnancy in the Military: Importance of Psychosocial Health to Birth Outcomes
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD BETHESDA United States
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Background Maternal psychological health has received increased attention because of the connection of prenatal anxiety to higher rates of spontaneous abortion Nakano et al., 2004, preterm birth Roy-Matton, Moutqui, Brown, Carrier, and Bell, 2011, and low infant birth weight Rondo et al., 2003. Prenatal depression has been linked to higher incidences of preterm birth Dayan et al., 2006, decreased maternal attachment and sensitivity Pearson et al., 2013. Studies within the military community are limited. Purpose Describe findings across a program of research dedicated to prenatal maternal psychosocial health to birth outcomes for a military population.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations