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2024 Apr

Pain Rep




Trajectories of pain intensity, pain catastrophizing, and pain interference in the perinatal and postpartum period.


Jessa J, Tomfohr-Madsen L, Dhillon A, Walker A, Noel M, Sedov I, Miller JV


Chronic pain (pain >3 months) is a growing epidemic. Normal pregnancy may give rise to recurrent and sometimes constant pain for women. Women with worse pain symptoms are more likely to report symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia during the perinatal period, which may impact labor and delivery outcomes. We examined the relationship between demographic and psychological predictors of pain throughout pregnancy and into the postpartum.