Chapter 1. Psychosocial Anxiety, Stress, and Adaptation in Pregnancy: Assessment of Seven Dimensions of Maternal Development
Chapter2. Acceptance of Pregnancy
Chapter 3. Identification with a Motherhood Role
Chapter 4. Relationship with Mother
Chapter 5. Relationship with Husband or Partner
Chapter 6. Preparation for Labor
Chapter 7. Prenatal Fears of Pain, Helplessness, and Loss of Control in Labor
Chapter 8. Prenatal Fears of Loss of Self-Esteem and Well-Being in Labor
Chapter 9. Prenatal Adaptation in Military Women
Chapter 10. Prenatal Adaptation Among Multigravidas
Chapter 11. Methods of Assessment: Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy Questionnaire Scales and Interview Schedules, and Review of Interventions to Enhance Adaptation
The fourth edition of this book updates and elaborates on the seven dimensions of maternal emotional health that have significant impact on delivery, postpartum adaptation, infant health, and early childhood development. Supported by the authors’ original research and interviews, the book provides readers with an analysis of the role of these core functions throughout pregnancy, as well as practical materials for use with pregnant clients in the form of assessment instruments and evidence-based interventions for promoting positive development. The book provides a theoretical framework with rationales for the seven psychosocial dimensions, therapeutic and counseling intervention strategies to improve adaptive development in each of the seven psychosocial dimensions, findings specific to women in diverse cultural groups, a chapter devoted to women in the military and military spouses, and discussion of salient issues of pregnancy, including physical changes, body image, intimacy, trust, and ambivalence.The book focuses on the seven dimensions of maternal prenatal emotional health:Acceptance of the pregnancy.Motivation and preparation for motherhood.Relationship with husband/partner.Relationship with her own mother.Preparation for labor.Sense of control in laborSelf-Esteem and Well-Being in labor. Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy is a significant addition to the psychosocial assessment literature, a needed resource for clinical and health psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, midwives, and obstetrical nurses. It is also adaptable to undergraduate and graduate courses in maternal reproductive health and obstetrical nursing.
• Updates pregnancy-specific measurement instruments for examining maternal psychosocial status
• Discusses substantial research on maternal prenatal stress and high-risk pregnancy
• Includes an expanded clinical assessment and intervention section
• Regina Lederman, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas-Galveston School of Nursing and an adjunct professor in the University of Texas-Health Science Center, School of Public Health. Her research focuses on reproductive psychophysiology, perinatal health outcomes, and maternal prenatal and postnatal psychosocial adaptation. Her Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (PSEQ) and Postnatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (PPSEQ) on maternal adaptation are widely used in several health science disciplines. She has published in both nursing and medical journals, and has received NIH grants and several honors for her research.
• Karen Weis, Ph.D., MSN, FAAN, is a professor and the Dunlap Endowed Chair of Research at University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. From 2008 through 2015 she was a professor, dean, and director of research at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and the Military Education and Training Campus. Her research has focused on maternal adaptation to pregnancy and birth outcomes within a military population. In 2009 she co-authored Psychosocial Adaptations to Pregnancy, Third Edition with Regina Lederman.