Vivência psicológica da gravidez após sucesso das técnicas da procriação medicamente assistida

  • Teresa Pinto Bernardo Moura da Rocha (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The purpose of this study was to know the characteristics of the experience of pregnancy, in both men and women, after successfully resorting to medically assisted reproduction techniques (MART), especially on the subject of the conjugal relationship, psychopathology and the dimensions of the psychological experience of pregnancy. The sample of this study comprises 22 couples, numbering 44 people in total, with ages between 30 and 47 years. The instruments used in collecting data were the Scale of Attitudes towards Pregnancy and Motherhood, the Scale of Attitudes towards Pregnancy and Fatherhood, The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and The Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale. The results suggest that there are significant differences concerning the attitudes towards pregnancy and motherhood/fatherhood of women and men who resorted to MART. The results of the last two instruments indicate that there is no major difference among the genders regarding the levels of anxiety, depression and couple adjustment. Despite that, it was possible to ascertain the existence of anxiety in 27.3% of the women and 9.1% of the men. Moreover, there was no evidence of depression in any of the individuals of the study sample.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Raul Xavier (Supervisor)


  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Medically assisted reproduction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital relationship


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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