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Parental decision-making surrounding complicated births: the impact on parent-infant and infant-marital relationships

conference contribution
posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Phillips, Gregory Tooley
This paper reviews current research regarding the impact of birth complications on parental decisionmaking, and the resulting effects on parent-infant and infant-marital relationships. It discusses the importance of informed decision-making on parental satisfaction of the birthing experience, and the benefits of certain strategies, such as kangaroo care, in the facilitation of greater levels of attachment and improved relationships. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research areas to focus on finding better ways to prepare and support parents in these situations, thus improving the quality of relationships between parents and with their child.

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Title of proceedings

Relationship transitions : proceedings of the Australian Psychology Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group 4th annual conference : Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, 13th - 14th November 2004

Event

Australian Psychology Society Conference (4th : 2004 : Melbourne, Vic.)

Pagination

96 - 101

Publisher

Australian Psychology Society

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Start date

2004-11-13

End date

2004-11-14

ISBN-10

090988126X

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2004

Editor/Contributor(s)

T Bowles, Z Pearce

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