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The influence of maternal mental health, attachment and hormonal factors on a mother’s attachment to her fetus during pregnancy

Hart, Karyn 2015, The influence of maternal mental health, attachment and hormonal factors on a mother’s attachment to her fetus during pregnancy, DPsych(Clin) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin Univeristy.

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Title The influence of maternal mental health, attachment and hormonal factors on a mother’s attachment to her fetus during pregnancy
Author Hart, Karyn
Institution Deakin Univeristy
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name DPsych(Clin)
Thesis advisor Lewis, Andrew
Date submitted 2015-07
Keyword(s) maternal mental health
maternal-fetal attachment
oxytocin
cortisol
prenatal
stress
anxiety
depression
Summary  The thesis investigated the role of maternal mental health, maternal attachment and hormones in the development of maternal-fetal attachment during pregnancy. The study found that oxytocin and cortisol were associated with maternal-fetal attachment throughout pregnancy. The study also found that maternal mental health, particularly anxiety, stress and depression during the prenatal period impacted on the development of maternal-fetal attachment across pregnancy. The findings have clinical and research implications with regard to early intervention for attachment and maternal well-being.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Description of original 226 pages : tables, graphs
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Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082799

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