Effects of ultrasound feedback on pregnancy anxiety, fetal activity, and neonatal outcome

Tiffany Field, David Sandberg, Thomas A. Quetel, Robert Garcia, Marie Rosario

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Abstract

A group of pregnant women received video and verbal feedback during three ultrasound examinations. This group was compared with a no-feedback group on measures of pregnancy anxiety, fetal activity, and neonatal outcome. The feedback appeared to reduce pregnancy anxiety and fetal activity, particularly for the primiparous women. These women also experienced fewer obstetric complications and gave birth to neonates who were greater weight, more appropriate weight-for-length, less active and irritable, and showed better performance on the Brazelton neonatal behavior assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume66
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Field, T., Sandberg, D., Quetel, T. A., Garcia, R., & Rosario, M. (1985). Effects of ultrasound feedback on pregnancy anxiety, fetal activity, and neonatal outcome. Obstetrics and gynecology, 66(4), 525-528.