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Prenatal attachment and its association with foetal movement during pregnancy - A population based survey
Dalarna University; Uppsala University.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences. Uppsala University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6985-6729
Uppsala University.
Sophiahemmet Univ, Stockholm.
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2016 (English)In: Women and Birth, ISSN 1871-5192, E-ISSN 1878-1799, Vol. 29, no 6, 482-486 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To investigate the association between the magnitude of foetal movements and level of prenatal attachment within a 24 h period among women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Design: a prospective population-based survey. Setting: A county in central Sweden. Participants: Low risk pregnant women from 34 to 42 weeks gestation, N = 456, 299 multiparous and 157 primiparous women. Measurements: The revised version of the Prenatal Attachment Inventory (PAI-R) and assessment of the perception of foetal movements per 24 h in the current gestational week. Findings: A total of 81 per cent of the eligible women completed the questionnaire. The overall sample of women found that the majority (96%) felt their baby move mostly in the evening. More than half of the respondents (55%) stated that they perceived frequent foetal movement on two occasions during a 24 h period, while almost a fifth (18%) never or only once reported frequent foetal movement in a 24 h period. Just over a quarter (26%) of respondents perceived frequent movement at least three times during a 24 h period. Perceiving frequent foetal movements on three or more occasions during a 24 h period, was associated with higher scores of prenatal attachment in all the three subscales. Key conclusion: Perceiving frequent foetal movements at least during three occasions per 24 h periods in late pregnancy was associated with prenatal attachment. Implications for practice: encouraging women to focus on foetal movements may positively affect prenatal attachment, especially among multiparous women > 35 years.

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2016. Vol. 29, no 6, 482-486 p.
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Foetal movements, PAI-R, Pregnancy, Prenatal attachment, Midwifery
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30393DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2016.04.005ISI: 000393092900009PubMedID: 27140328ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84975718049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30393DiVA: diva2:1078580
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2017-04-10Bibliographically approved

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