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2022 Jun 23

Am J Perinatol

Dispositional optimism, mode of delivery and labor control among recently-delivered parturients.


Ayala NKK, Whelan AR, Recabo O, Cersonsky T E, Bublitz MH, Sharp MC, Lewkowitz AK
Am J Perinatol. 2022 Jun 23.
PMID: 35738357.


Dispositional optimism (DO) is an understudied transdiagnostic resilience factor among peripartum individuals. Low DO is associated with increased fear and pain in labor and increased rates of emergent cesarean delivery, but it is unknown whether DO is associated with perceived control over the labor process.