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Risk factors associated with stress symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum: integrative literature review

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Saur, Adriana Martins [1] ; dos Santos, Manoel Antonio [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Psychol, Fac Philosophy Sci & Letters, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
[2] Ctr Univ Barao Maua, Psychol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: WOMEN & HEALTH; v. 61, n. 7 JUL 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Stressful events during prenatal and postpartum have been associated with an increase in the susceptibility to the onset of various diseases, threatening mental and physical health of mother and baby. The aim of this study was to synthesize and analyze the literature related to risk factors associated with stress symptoms during pregnancy and immediate postpartum by means of an integrative review. The search was conducted from January 2013 to July 2020, consulting the following databases: PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science and LILACS. In total, 1,677 studies were identified, resulting in 38 articles included in this review. The risk factors most associated with stress in pregnancy and postpartum were related to emotional factors (including mental health, traumatic events and obstetric complications); social and economic factors; mother's health conditions and life style behaviors, and social support and partner related stress. The results are discussed under the light of the biopsychosocial model, which proposes that biological, psychological, and social domains should be considered in order to minimize psychosocial risk conditions. It is concluded that strategies to promote psychological care, education, additional social support and health behaviors should be considered to prevent adverse birth outcomes and to increase maternal well-being. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/03025-4 - Influence of polymorphisms of the maternal Oxytocin Receptor Gene and Environmental Factors on the mother-infant relationship
Grantee:Adriana Martins Saur
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral