Journal article

Maternal prenatal stress and its effects on primary pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies

Wenling Wang, Li Wen, Yan Zhang, Lan Wang, Longqiong Wang, Zhi Chen, Lan Zhang, Chen Zhang, Jie Li, Chao Tong, Hongbo Qi, Richard Saffery, Philip N Baker

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: To assess the prevalence and degrees of maternal prenatal stress among twin-pregnant women and to investigate the impact of prenatal stress on primary pregnancy outcomes.Methods: The Chongqing Longitudinal Twin Study (LoTiS) began in December 2015 in China. Participants of LoTiS who met the inclusion criteria were recruited into this study and completed a stress rating scale (PSRS) in both early and late pregnancy. Maternal prenatal stress was examined in subgroups. Correlations between maternal prenatal stress and primary pregnancy outcomes were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression.Results: A total of 215 eligible twin pregnancies from LoTiS were recruited into this study..

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Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology


Awarded by National Natural Sciences Foundation of China


Awarded by Chongqing Municipal Education Commission


Awarded by Chongqing Entrepreneurship and Innovation Supporting Program for Returned Overseas Students


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology [2018YFC1002901, 2016YFC1000407], the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China [81520108013, 81671488, 81771613, and 81871189], Chongqing Municipal Education Commission [CXTDX201601014], and Chongqing Entrepreneurship and Innovation Supporting Program for Returned Overseas Students [cx2017104].