Birth expectations, birth experiences and childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms in mothers and birth companions: Dyadic investigation using response surface analysis.

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Birth expectations, birth experiences and childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms in mothers and birth companions: Dyadic investigation using response surface analysis.
Journal
British journal of health psychology
Author(s)
Buyukcan-Tetik A., Seefeld L., Bergunde L., Ergun T.D., Dikmen-Yildiz P., Horsch A., Garthus-Niegel S., Oosterman M., Lalor J., Weigl T., Bogaerts A., Van Haeken S., Downe S., Ayers S.
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2044-8287 (Electronic)
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1359-107X
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In Press
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Language
english
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Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
During the perinatal period, women and their birth companions form expectations about childbirth. We aimed to examine whether a mismatch between birth expectations and experiences predict childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms (CB-PTSS) for mothers and birth companions. We also explored the influence of the mismatch between mothers' and birth companions' expectations/experiences on CB-PTSS.
Dyadic longitudinal data from the Self-Hypnosis IntraPartum Trial.
Participants (n = 469 mothers; n = 358 birth companions) completed questionnaires at 27 and 36 weeks of gestation and 2 and 6 weeks post-partum. We used the measures of birth expectations (36 weeks gestation), birth experiences (2 weeks post-partum) and CB-PTSS (6 weeks post-partum).
Correlations revealed that birth expectations were associated with experiences for both mothers and birth companions but were not consistently associated with CB-PTSS. Birth experiences related to CB-PTSS for both mothers and birth companions. The response surface analysis results showed no support for the effect of a mismatch between expectations and experiences on CB-PTSS in mothers or birth companions. Similarly, a mismatch between mothers' and birth companions' expectations or experiences was unrelated to CB-PTSS.
Following previous literature, birth expectations were associated with experiences, and experiences were associated with CB-PTSS. By testing the effect of the match between birth experiences and expectations using an advanced statistical method, we found that experiences play a more substantial role than the match between experiences and expectations in CB-PTSS. The impact of birth experiences on CB-PTSS highlights the importance of respectful and supportive maternity care.
Keywords
birth expectations, birth experiences, dyadic analysis, longitudinal data, post‐traumatic stress symptoms, response surface analysis
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Web of science
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