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Motivation for motherhood in women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy


Leeners, B; Neumaier-Wagner, P; Kuse, S; Merki, S; Stiller, R; Neises, M; Imthurn, B; Rath, W (2009). Motivation for motherhood in women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 30(2):133-140.

Abstract

To investigate the motivation for motherhood in women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to 2600 women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy and 1233 controls. Diagnoses from medical records were differentiated according to the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy criteria. After matching, data from 739 patients and 623 controls were evaluated with Student's-t, Chi square tests and multiple logistic regression models. RESULTS: Women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy longed more often for children (85.3%/70.3%, p < 0.0001), considered children more often as the sense of their life (33.6%/29.7%, p < 0.005) and used pregnancy more often to stop a disliked professional activity (9.7%/2.3%, p < 0.0001). Controls reported more often to give birth to avoid termination of pregnancy (5.3%/10.4%, p = 0.0005). CONCLUSIONS: Women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy concentrate more extensively on motherhood in their life. If this attitude is already present before pregnancy it may augment the risk for disease and might be used for prophylaxis.

Abstract

To investigate the motivation for motherhood in women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to 2600 women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy and 1233 controls. Diagnoses from medical records were differentiated according to the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy criteria. After matching, data from 739 patients and 623 controls were evaluated with Student's-t, Chi square tests and multiple logistic regression models. RESULTS: Women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy longed more often for children (85.3%/70.3%, p < 0.0001), considered children more often as the sense of their life (33.6%/29.7%, p < 0.005) and used pregnancy more often to stop a disliked professional activity (9.7%/2.3%, p < 0.0001). Controls reported more often to give birth to avoid termination of pregnancy (5.3%/10.4%, p = 0.0005). CONCLUSIONS: Women with hypertensive diseases in pregnancy concentrate more extensively on motherhood in their life. If this attitude is already present before pregnancy it may augment the risk for disease and might be used for prophylaxis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Reproductive Endocrinology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:June 2009
Deposited On:18 Mar 2010 09:00
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 00:06
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN:0167-482X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/01674820802545438
PubMed ID:19533494

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