Maternal resources, pregnancy concerns, and biological factors associated to birth weight and psychological health

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dc.contributor.author Ramiro-Cortijo, David
dc.contributor.author De la Calle, Maria
dc.contributor.author Gila-Diaz, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Moreno-Jimenez, Bernardo
dc.contributor.author Martin-Cabrejas, Maria A.
dc.contributor.author Arribas, Silvia M.
dc.contributor.author Garrosa, Eva
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Fisiología es_ES
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Obstetricia y Ginecología es_ES
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Salud es_ES
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Química Agrícola es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-11T20:07:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-11T20:07:57Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-10
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Clinical Medicine 10.4 (2021): 695 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 2077-0383 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/694068
dc.description.abstract Cognitive maternal adaptation during pregnancy may influence biological variables, maternal psychological, and neonatal health. We hypothesized that pregnant women with numerous general resources and less negative emotions would have a better coping with a positive influence on neonatal birth weight and maternal psychological health. The study included 131 healthy pregnant women. A blood sample was obtained in the first trimester to assess biological variables (polyphenols, hematological and biochemical parameters). Psychological variables (negative affect, anxiety, optimism, resilience, family–work conflicts, pregnancy concerns, general resources, and life satisfaction) were evaluated at several time points along gestation, and birth weight was recorded. Hierarchical linear regression models were used to associate the above parameters with maternal psychological outcome at the end of gestation (depression, resilience, and optimism) and neonatal outcome (birth weight). Maternal depression was associated with leukocytes (β = 0.08 ± 0.03, p-value = 0.003), cholesterol (β = 0.01 ± 0.002, p-value = 0.026), and pregnancy concerns (β = 0.31 ± 0.09, p-value = 0.001). Maternal resilience was associated with leukocytes (β = −0.14 ± 0.09, p-value = 0.010) and life satisfaction (β = 0.82 ± 0.08, p-value = 0.001), and maternal optimism was associated with polyphenol levels (β = 0.002 ± 0.001, p-value = 0.018) and life satisfaction (β = 0.49 ± 0.04, p-value = 0.001). Birth weight was associated with maternal resilience (β = 370.2 ± 97.0, p-value = 0.001), red blood cells (β = 480.3 ± 144.4, p-value = 0.001), and life satisfaction (β = 423.3 ± 32.6, p-value = 0.001). We found associations between maternal psychological, blood variables, and birth weight and maternal depression. This study reveals the relevance of psychological health during pregnancy for maternal and neonatal outcome, and it emphasizes the need to consider it in preventive policies in the obstetric field en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pag. es_ES
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso eng es_ES
dc.publisher MDPI es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Clinical Medicine en_US
dc.rights © 2021 by the authors en_US
dc.subject.other maternal depression en_US
dc.subject.other family–work conflict en_US
dc.subject.other leukocytes en_US
dc.subject.other optimism en_US
dc.subject.other polyphenols en_US
dc.subject.other resilience en_US
dc.title Maternal resources, pregnancy concerns, and biological factors associated to birth weight and psychological health en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.subject.eciencia Medicina es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040695 es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/jcm10040695 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 695-1 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 695-13 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.rights.cc Reconocimiento es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess es_ES
dc.authorUAM De La Calle Fernández-Miranda, María (261268)
dc.authorUAM Moreno Jiménez, Bernardo (259209)
dc.authorUAM Martín Cabrejas, M. Ángeles (259997)
dc.authorUAM Arribas Rodríguez, Silvia Magdalena (259509)
dc.authorUAM Garrosa Hernández, Eva (258859)


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