Maternal depressive symptoms and maternal-fetal attachment in gestational diabetes

C. Chazotte, M. C. Freda, M. Elovitz, J. Youchah

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Objective: To answer the question, Is a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis such as gestational diabetes associated with depressive symptoms or altered maternal-fetal attachment in pregnant women? Design: The Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) and the Cranley Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale were administered to 30 pregnant women with gestational diabetes. These scores were compared with scores for two control groups: a high-risk control group consisting of 30 pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery, and a control group of 30 women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Results: Fifty-six percent of the gestational diabetic women had scores indicating depressive symptoms, as did 70% of the prematurity controls and 33.3% of the low-risk controls. These differences were not statistically significant. There were no differences in the scores from the Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale among the three groups. Conclusion: There is a high frequency of depressive symptoms in the inner-city pregnant population studied, which was not statistically significantly different in the three groups. This warrants further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Women's Health
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

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Gestational Diabetes
Mothers
Depression
Pregnant Women
Control Groups
High-Risk Pregnancy
Epidemiologic Studies
Pregnancy
Population

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Chazotte, C., Freda, M. C., Elovitz, M., & Youchah, J. (1995). Maternal depressive symptoms and maternal-fetal attachment in gestational diabetes. Journal of Women's Health, 4(4), 375-380.

Maternal depressive symptoms and maternal-fetal attachment in gestational diabetes. / Chazotte, C.; Freda, M. C.; Elovitz, M.; Youchah, J.

In: Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1995, p. 375-380.

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Chazotte, C, Freda, MC, Elovitz, M & Youchah, J 1995, 'Maternal depressive symptoms and maternal-fetal attachment in gestational diabetes', Journal of Women's Health, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 375-380.
Chazotte, C. ; Freda, M. C. ; Elovitz, M. ; Youchah, J. / Maternal depressive symptoms and maternal-fetal attachment in gestational diabetes. In: Journal of Women's Health. 1995 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 375-380.
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