Satisfaction with own body in pregnancy and relationship to the unborn child.

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Rok publikování 2017
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Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

Popis The affiliation a mother feels towards her unborn baby is an important predictor of maternal health (Lindgren, 2001) and infant outcomes (Huang et al., 2004). Thus, it is important to examine psychological factors influencing relationship quality to the unborn baby. Depression was found to be one of the significant predictors of maternal affiliation towards her unborn child (Lindgren, 2001). Pregnancy is the time when woman's body undergoes the most dynamic and visible changes. Woman´s ability to adapt to these changes may also affect the attitude towards her unborn baby (Malus et al., 2014). This study examines association among the satisfaction with specific body parts during pregnancy (PFRS), relationship to the unborn child and depression (PHQ-9), while controlling parity. Our sample consists of 976 Czech women (mean-age=31.11, SD=4.57) in their third trimester of pregnancy who were involved in our longitudinal survey study (called “the DOMOV project”). Preliminary analysis showed that multiparous women are more dissatisfied with their body during pregnancy than primiparous women and this significant difference represents low-sized effect (t(831)=-3.207, p=0.001, d=0.22). Women who are satisfied with their body have stronger relationship to their unborn child than women dissatisfied with their body during pregnancy, significant difference represents low-sized effect (t(788)=2.084, p=0.038, d=0.24). Women who are dissatisfied with their body are more depressed than women who are satisfied, significant difference represents medium-sized effect (t(229)=-2.207, p=0.028, d=0.49). Additional analysis will be employed for further results.
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