Assessment of Quality of Life During Pregnancy and in the Postnatal Period

  • C. R. Martin
  • J. Jomeen


Quality of life has become an area of increasing importance to the area of pregnancy and childbirth. Much has been written on specific clinical presentations that occur during the  perinatal period that may deleteriously impact on perceived quality of life, for example  postnatal depression, complications during labor or abnormalities in the baby. This chapter will explore the salient issues regarding assessment of quality of life during pregnancy and in the postnatal period.


Life Tool Postnatal Period Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Postnatal Depression Psychological Domain 
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List of Abbreviations:


Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale


The Inventory of Functional status after Childbirth


The Maternal Postpartum Quality of Life Tool


Mother Generated Index


Short-Form 36


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