Publications du Lausanne Perinatal Research Group 2013-2020




Deforges C, Sandoz V, Horsch A. Le trouble de stress post-traumatique lié à l'accouchement. Rev Méd Périnat [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 25]; Available from:


Stuijfzand, S., Garthus-Niegel, S. & Horsch, A. (2020). Parental birth-related PTSD symptoms and bonding in the early postpartum period: a prospective population-based cohort study. Frontiers in Psychiatry doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.570727


Guyon, AJAA, Studer, RK, Hildebrandt, H, Horsch, A, Nater, U, Gomez, P. (2020). Music performance anxiety from the challenge and threat perspective: Psychophysiological and performance outcomes. BMC Psychology


Stuijfzand S, Deforges C, Sandoz V, Consuela-Thais S, Jaques C, Elmers J, Horsch, A. (2020). Psychological impact of an epidemic/pandemic on the mental health of healthcare professionals: a rapid review. BMC Public Health. 12:20(1): 1230


Quansah, D., Gross, J., Gilbert, L., Arhab, A., Horsch, A.* & Puder, J.J.* (2020). Predictors and consequences of weight retention in the early and late postpartum period in women with gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.

*Contributed equally as last authors


Horsch, A., Lalor, J. & Downe, S. (2020). Moral and mental health challenges faced by maternity staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. DOI: 10.1037/tra0000629


Schobinger, E., Gashi, S., Avignon, V. & Horsch, A. (2020). Accouchements traumatiques: perspective soignante. Soins Infirmiers, 56-61.


Laborie, S., Denis, A., Horsch, A., Occelli, P., Margier, P., Morisod Harari, M., Clarisa, O., Touzet, S., Fischer Fumeaux, C.J. (2020). Breastfeeding peer counselling for mothers of preterm neonates: protocol of a stepped- wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open. ;10:e032910. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032910


Gaillard C, Guillod M, Ernst M, Federspiel A, Schoebi D, Recabarren RE, Ouyang X, Mueller-Pfeiffer C, Horsch A, Homan P, Wiest R (2020). Striatal reactivity to reward under threat-of-shock and working memory load in adults at increased familial risk for major depression: A preliminary study. NeuroImage: Clinical: 102193.




Sandoz, V., Deforges, C., Stuijfzand, S., Epiney, M., Vial, Y., Sekarski, N., Messerli, N., Ehlert, U., Bickle-Graz, M., Morisod Harari, M., Porcheret, K., Schechter, D.S., Ayers, S., Holmes, E.A., & Horsch, A. (2019). Improving mental health and physiological stress responses in mothers following traumatic childbirth and in their infants: Study protocol for the Swiss TrAumatic biRth Trial (START). BMJ Open; 9:e032469. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032469


Thomson, G. & Stuijfzand, S., Horsch, A. (2019). Setting the global research agenda in psychosocial aspects of women’s health - outcomes from ISPOG World Conference at The Hague. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Garthus-Niegel, S.*, Horsch, A.*, von Soest, T., Haga,S.M., Drozd,F., Ayers, S. , Eberhard-Gran, M. (2019). Posttraumatic stress symptoms following childbirth: associations with prenatal attachment in subsequent pregnancies. Archives of Women’s Mental Health.

*Contributed equally as first authors


Horsch, A., Gilbert, L., Lanzi, S., Kang, J.S., Vial, Y. & Puder, J.J. (2019). Prospective associations between maternal stress during pregnancy and fasting glucose with obstetric and neonatal outcomes. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109795. [Epub ahead of print]


Gaillard, C., Guillod, M., Federspiel, A., Schoebi, D., Recabarren, R., Ouyang, X., Mueller-Pfeiffer, C., Horsch, A., Hasler, G. & Martin-Soelch, C. (2019). Striatal responsiveness to reward under threat-of-shock and working memory load: A preliminary study. Brain and Behaviour. [Epub ahead of print]


Quansah DY, Gilbert L, Gross J, Horsch A*, Puder JJ* Intuitive eating is associated with improved health indicators at 1-year   postpartum in women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; a clinical cohort study. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105319869814. [Epub ahead of print].

*Contributed equally as last authors


Horsch, A. & Stuijfzand, S. (2019). Intergenerational transfer of perinatal trauma-related consequences. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37:3, 221-223, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2019.1629190


Quansah, D.Y., Gross, J., Gilbert, L., Helbling, C., Horsch, A.*, & Puder, J.J.* (2019). Intuitive eating is associated with weight and glucose control during pregnancy and in the early postpartum period in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: A clinical cohort study, Eating Behaviors, DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2019.101304

*Contributed equally as last authors


Jacobs, I., Charmillot, M., Martin-Soelch, C. & Horsch, A. (2019). Validity, reliability, and factor structure of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale-French version. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 191. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00191


Schneider, J., Borghini, A., Morisod Harari, M., Faure, N., Tenthorey, C., Le Berre, A., Tolsa, J-F., Horsch, A. (2019). Joint Observation in NICU (JOIN): clinical randomized controlled trial examining an early intervention during preterm care. BMJ Open;9:e026484. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026484


Jacobs, I. & Horsch, A. (2019). Psychometric Properties of the French Brief Resilience Scale (2019). European Journal of Health Psychology. 26(1), 1–9. DOI: 10.1027/2512-8442/a000022


Gilbert, L., Gross, J., Lanzi, S., Quansah, D.Y., Puder, J.*, Horsch, A.*. (2019). How diet, physical activity and psychosocial well-being interact in women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: An integrative review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12884-019-2185-y

*Contributed equally as last authors


Sandoz, V., Bickle-Graz, M., Camos, V., & Horsch, A. (2019). Impact of maternal postpartum depression and posttraumatic stress symptoms on cognitive flexibility of very preterm preschoolers. Acta Paediatrica. DOI: 10.1111/apa.14712


Schäfer, S.K., Becker, N., King, L., Horsch, A.* & Michael, T.* (2019). The relationship between sense of coherence and posttraumatic stress: A meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10(1) DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2018.1562839

*Contributed equally as last authors




Furuta, M., Horsch, A., Ng, E. S., Bick, D., Spain, D., & Sin, J. (2018). Effectiveness of trauma-focused psychological therapies for treating post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in women following childbirth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 591.


Messerli-Burgy, N*, Horsch, A.*, Schindler, C., Boichat, A., Kriemler, S., Munsch, S., Crottet, B., Marques-Vidal, P., Borghini, A. & Purder, J.J. (2018). Influence of Acute Physical Acitivity on Stress Reactivity in Obese and Normal Weight Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obesity Facts (accepted).


Garthus-Niegel, S.*, Horsch, A.*, Handtke, E., von Soest, T., Ayers, S., Weidner, K., Eberhard-Gran, M. (2018). The impact of postpartum posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms on couples’ relationship satisfaction: a population-based prospective study. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(1728). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01728 *Contributed equally as first authors 


Garthus-Niegel, S.*, Horsch, A.*, Bickle Graz, M., Martini, J., von Soest, T., Weidner, K. & Eberhard-Gran, M. (2018). The prospective relationship between postpartum PTSD and child sleep: A 2-year follow-up study. Journal of Affective Disorders. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.07.067 *Contributed equally as first authors


Iyadurai, L., Visser, R.M., Lau-Zhu, A., Porcheret, K., Horsch, A., Holmes, E.A., James, E.L. (2018). Intrusive memories of trauma: A target for research bridging cognitive science and its clinical application. Clinical Psychology Review. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2018.08.005


Favrod, C., Jan du Chêne, L., Martin Soelch, C., Garthus-Niegel, S.,Tolsa, J.-F., Legault, F., Briet, V. & Horsch, A. (2018). Mental Health Symptoms and Work-Related Stressors in Hospital Midwives and NICU Nurses: A Mixed Methods Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00364


Oe, M., Ishida, T., Favrod, C., Martin-Soelch, C. & Horsch, A. (2018). Burnout, psychological symptoms, and secondary traumatic stress among midwives working on perinatal wards: A cross-cultural study between Japan and Switzerland. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:387.doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00387


Vasseur, A., Lepigeon, K., Baud, D., Horsch, A., Meyer, S., Vial, Y. & Achtari, C. (2018). Counselling after perineal laceration: does it improve functional outcome? International Urogynecology Journal. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3712-5. [Epub ahead of print]


Jacobs, I., Lenz, L., Wollny, A. & Horsch, A. (2018). The higher-order structure of schema modes. Accepted in Journal of Personality Disorders.


Favrod, C., Holmes, E., Vial, Y., Morisod Harari, M. & Horsch, A. (2018). Spontaneous childbirth-related mental images among pregnant women: A mixed-method study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. doi:10.1080/02646838.2018.1472749. [Epub ahead of print]


Horsch, A., Gilbert, L., Lanzi, S., Gross, J., Kayser, B., Vial, Y., Simeoni, U., Hans, D., Berney, A., Scholz, U., Barakat, R., Puder, J.J. (2018). Improving cardio-metabolic and mental health in women with gestational diabetes mellitus and their offspring: Study protocol for MySweetHeart Trial, a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8:e020462. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020462.





Stuijfzand, S., Dodd, H.F., Pearcey, S., Creswell, C., & Field, A. (2017). Research Review: Is anxiety associated with negative interpretations of ambiguity in children and adolescents? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12822


Stuijfzand, S. & Dodd, H.F. (2017). Young Children have Social Worries too: Validation of a Brief Parent Report measure of Social Worries in Children aged 4-8 years. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 50. 87-93. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.05.008


Garthus-Niegel, S.*, Horsch, A.*, Ayers, S., Junge-Hoffmeister, J., Weidner, K., Eberhard-Gran, M. (2017). The influence of postpartum PTSD on breastfeeding: a longitudinal population-based study. Birth, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/birt.12328

*Contributed equally as first authors


Cook, N., Ayers, S., & Horsch, A. (2018). Maternal posttraumatic stress disorder during the perinatal period and child outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 225(Supplement C), 18-31. doi:


Horsch, A., Jacobs, I., Gilbert, L., Favrod, C., Schneider, J., Morisod Harari, M., & Bickle Graz, M. (2017). Impact of perinatal asphyxia on parental mental health and bonding with the infant: a questionnaire survey of Swiss parents. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 1(1). doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2017-000059

Horsch, A., Vial, Y., Favrod, C., Harari, M. M., Blackwell, S. E., Watson, P., Iyadurai, L., Bonsall, M.B. & Holmes, E. A. (2017). Reducing intrusive traumatic memories after emergency caesarean section: A proof-of-principle randomized controlled study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 94, 36-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.03.018

King, L., McKenzie-McHarg, K. &  Horsch, A. (2017). Testing a cognitive model to predict posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-016-1194-3



Lee, L. McKenzie-McHarg, K. & Horsch, A. (2016).The impact of miscarriage and stillbirth on maternal-fetal relationships: An integrative review. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2016.1239249

Horsch, A., Seon Kang, J., Vial, Y., Ehlert, U., Borghini, A., Marques-Vidal, P., Jacobs, I. & Puder, J.J. (2016). Stress exposure and psychological stress responses are related to glucose concentrations during pregnancy. British Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12197

Jacobs, I., Sim, C.W., Wollny, A. & Horsch, A. (2016). Mindfulness facets, trait emotional intelligence, emotional distress, and multiple health behaviors: a serial two-mediator model. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12285


Horsch, A., Tolsa, J.F., Gilbert, L., Jan du Chêne, L., Muller-Nix, C. & Bickle-Graz, M. (2015). Improving maternal mental health following preterm birth using an expressive writing intervention: A randomized controlled trial. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. DOI: 10.1007/s10578-015-0611-6

James, E.L., Lau-Zhu, A., Tickle, H., Horsch, A. & Holmes, E.A. (2015). Playing the computer game Tetris prior to viewing traumatic film material and subsequent intrusive memories: Examining proactive interference. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. DOI:10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.11.004

McKenzie-McHarg, Slade, P., Horsch, A., Stramrood, C., Sawyer, A., Ford, E.M., Jomeen, J. & Ayers, S. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth: An update of current issues and recommendations for future research. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1031646

Crispus-Jones, H., McKenzie-McHarg, K. & Horsch, A. (2015). Care practices and psychosocial interventions to reduce parental distress following stillbirth. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1035234

Horsch, A., Jacobs, I. & McKenzie-McHarg, K. (2015). Cognitive predictors of PTSD and its relationship with perinatal grief following stillbirth: A longitudinal study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/jts.21997

Horsch, A., Wobmann, M., Kriemler, S., Munsch, S., Borloz, S., Balz, A., Marques-Vidal, P., Borghini, A. & Puder, J.J. (2015). The impact of physical activity on energy balance, food intake and food choice in obese and normal weight children following acute stress exposure. BMC Pediatrics, 15, 12. DOI:10.1186/s12887-015-0326-7


Campbell-Jackson, L., Bezance, J. & Horsch, A. (2014). “A renewed sense of purpose”: Mothers’ and fathers’ experience of having a child following a recent stillbirth. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 423. DOI:10.1186/s12884-014-0423-x

Ryninks, K., Collins, C., McKenzie-McHarg, K. & Horsch, A. (2014). Mothers’ experience of their contact with their stillborn infant. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 203. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-203

Horsch, A. & McManus, F. (2014). Brief report: Maternal posttraumatic stress symptoms are related to adherence to their child’s diabetes treatment regimen. Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 987-992. DOI: 10.1177/1359105313482169



Horsch, A., Brooks, C. & Fletcher, H. (2013). Maternal coping, appraisals and adjustment following diagnosis of fetal anomaly. Prenatal Diagnosis, 33, 1137-1145. DOI: 10.1002/pd.4207

Hazell, P., Woolrich, R. & Horsch, A. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder in mothers of individuals with Anorexia Nervosa. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 2, 31-41. DOI: 10.1080/21662630.2013.794526

Lee, L., McKenzie-McHarg, K. & Horsch, A. (2013). Women’s decision making and experience of subsequent pregnancy following stillbirth. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 58, 431-439. DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12011


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