Women who are well informed about prenatal genetic screening delay emotional attachment to their fetus

Heather Rowe, Jane Fisher, Julie Quinlivan

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Prenatal maternal serum screening allows assessment of risk of chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus and is increasingly being offered to all women regardless of age or prior risk. However ensuring informed choice to participate in screening is difficult and the psychological implications of making an informed decision are uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the growth of maternala??fetal emotional attachment in groups of women whose decisions about participation in screening were informed or not informed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34 - 41
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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