Obstetrics

Overcoming Somatic and Psychological Difficulties: New Experiences from an Integrated Linkage of Obstetrics and Psychotherapy

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Publication Date: 
May 2010

In recent years it has been shown that an integrated linkage of gynecology, obstetrics, and psychotherapy resulted in an astoundingly low rate of premature births among the pregnant women cared for. Many physical problems in pregnancy should be regarded within the entirety of physical and emotional processes.

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Clifford, K., Rai, R., & Regan, L. (1997). Future pregnancy outcome in unexplained recurrent first trimester miscarriage, Human Reproduction, 12 (2), 387-9

Lidell, H.S., Pattison, N.S., & Zanderigo, A. (1991). Recurrent miscarriage - outcome after supportive care in early pregnancy, Austrialian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 31, 320-22, 1991

Linder, R., Ed. (1994). Haus- und Praxisgeburten (Homebirths and MD office births), Mabuse-Verlag, Frankfurt.

Linder, R., Klarck, S., Eds. (1996). Hausgeburten, Praxisgeburten, Geburtshäuser, Entbindungsheime (Homebirths, MD office births, birthing centers and maternity hospital births), Mabuse-Verlag, Frankfurt 1996.

Linder, R., (1997). Psychosoziale Belastung und Frühgeburt: Erfahrungen mit einem psychosomatischen Konzept in der Praxis (Stress and prematurity: experiences with a psychosomatic approach in practice). Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 260(1-4), 71-78.

Linder, R., (2006). How women can carry their unborn babies to term -The prevention of premature birth through psychosomatic methods, Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Health, 20(4), 293 - 304.

Linder, R., Ed. (2008). Liebe, Schwangerschaft, Konflikt und Lösung - Erkundungen zur Psychodynamik des Schwangerschaftskonflikts (Love, pregnancy, conflict and resolution - Explorations of the psychodynamics of pregnancy conflict), Mattes Verlag, Heidelberg

Stray-Pederson, B., & Stray-Pedersen, S. (1984). Etiologic factors and subsequent reproductive performance in 195 couples with a prior history of habitual abortion, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 148, 140-146

New Criteria to Evaluate the Practices of Midwifery and Obstetrics

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Publication Date: 
March 2008

A position on the necessity of evaluating both obstretrics and midwifery is offered to utilize what strengths each discipline brings birthing mothers. But beyond this, the effects of birth on subsequent events, for example breastfeeding in the short term, and the potential for sweeping effects in the long term for the culture are included. To summarize, the accumulation of research in a number of areas points to the conclusion that interfering with pre- or perinatal development can have future effects currently not envisioned.

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Almeida, J. A. G. (2001). Breastfeeding: a nature-culture hybrid. Editora Fiocruz. Rio De Janeiro.

Al-Mufti, R., McCarthy, A., & Fisk N. M. (1997). Survey of obstetricians' personal preference and discretionary practice. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 73, 1-4.

Beilin, Y., Bodian, C., Weiser, J., et al. (2005 Dec). Effect of labor epidural analgesia with and without fentanyl on infant breast-feeding: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study. Anesthesiology, 103(6), 1211-7.

Csontos, K., Rust, M., Hollt, V., et al. (1979). Elevated plasma beta-endorphin levels in pregnant women and their neonates. Life Science, 25, 835-44.

Gabbe, S. G., Holzman, G. B. (2001). Obstetricians' choice of delivery. Lancet, 357, 722.

Hannah, M. E., Hannah, W. J., et al. (2000). Planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: a randomised multicentre trial, Lancet, 356, 1375-83.

Hultman, C. P., Sparen, P. & Cnattingius, S. (2002). Perinatal risk factors for infantile autism, Epidemiology, 13, 417-23.

Krebs, L., & Langhoff-Roos, J. (2003). Elective cesarean delivery for term breech, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 101(4), 690-6.

Lie, B., & Juul, J. (1988). Effect of epidural vs. general anesthesia on breastfeeding, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 67, 207-9.

Liu, S., Liston, R. M., Joseph, K. S., et al. (2007). Maternal mortality and severe morbidity associated with low-risk planned cesarean delivery versus planned vaginal delivery at term. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176(4), 455-60.

Nissen, E., Uvnas-Moberg, K., Svensson, K., Stock, S., Widstrom, A. M., & Winberg, J. (1996). Different patterns of oxytocin, prolactin but not cortisol release during breastfeeding in women delivered by caesarean section or by the vaginal route. Early Human Development, 45, 103-118.

Odent, M. (2000). Between circular and cul-de-sac epidemiology, Lancet, 355, 1371.

Odent, M. (2001a). New reasons and new ways to study birth physiology, International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nov 75, Suppl 1, S39-S45.

Odent M. (2001b). The scientification of love (2nd edition). London: Free Association Books.

Rivier, C., Vale, W., Ling, N., Brown, M., & Guillemin, R. (1977). Stimulation in vivo of the secretion of prolactin and growth hormone by beta-endorphin, Endocrinology, 100, 238-41.

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Zanardo, V., Nicolussi, S., Giacomin, C., Faggian, D., Favaro, F., & Plebani, M. (2001). Labor pain effects on colostral milk beta endorphin concentrations of lactating mothers. Biology of the Neonate, 79(2), 79-86.