Psychological and social implications of multiple gestation and birth

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Abstract

The birth of a baby demands dramatic and personally costly adaptations of women, including the relinquishing of autonomy, personal liberty, occupational identity, capacity to generate an income and social and leisure activities in service of infant care. These adaptations including, for some, harm to bodily integrity through unexpected adverse reproductive events place great demands on individual psychological resources and existing relationships and are greater in women who conceive and give birth to multiple infants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S34 - S37
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume46
Issue numberSuppl s1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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