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2019 Nov 15

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth



The childbirth experience: obstetric and psychological predictors in Italian primiparous women.


Fenaroli V, Molgora S, Dodaro S, Svelato A, Gesi L, Molidoro G, Saita E, Ragusa A
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Nov 15; 19(1):419.
PMID: 31730468.


The experience of childbirth crucially impacts a mother's psychological well-being and the mother-infant relationship. It is recognised that negative births can be linked to different forms of discomfort, both for the mother as well as for the infant. This prospective longitudinal study aimed to study the effect of obstetric and psychological variables on women's subjective experience of childbirth.