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Maternal reflective functioning among mothers with childhood maltreatment histories: links to sensitive parenting and infant attachment security
Examination of relationships among maternal reflective functioning, parenting, infant attachment, and demographic risk in a relatively large sample of women with and without a history of childhood maltreatment and their infants found reflective functioning was associated with parenting sensitivity and secure attachment and inversely associated with demographic risk and parenting negativity. Expand
Maternal attachment style and depression associated with childbirth: preliminary results from a European and US cross-cultural study
The Attachment Style Interview can be used reliably in European and US centres as a measure for risk associated with childbirth and its use will contribute to theoretically underpinned preventive action for disordersassociated with childbirth. Expand
Mother–infant bonding impairment across the first 6 months postpartum: the primacy of psychopathology in women with childhood abuse and neglect histories
It is found that all women, independent of risk status, increased in bonding with their infant over the first 6 months post partum; however, women with postpartum psychopathology (depression and posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) showed consistently greater bonding impairment scores at all timepoints. Expand
Childhood abuse history, posttraumatic stress disorder, postpartum mental health, and bonding: a prospective cohort study.
Pregnancy represents an opportune time to interrupt the pattern of intergenerational transmission of abuse and psychiatric vulnerability, and trauma-informed interventions for women who enter care with abuse-related PTSD or depression should be developed and tested. Expand
Reflection in thought and action: Maternal parenting reflectivity predicts mind-minded comments and interactive behavior.
Recent research has identified mothers' mental reflective functioning and verbal mind-minded comments as important predictors of subsequent infant attachment security. In the present study, weExpand
Mindfulness yoga during pregnancy for psychiatrically at-risk women: preliminary results from a pilot feasibility study.
This pilot study is the first to demonstrate that M-Yoga may be an effective treatment alternative or augmentation to pharmacotherapy for pregnant women at high risk for psychopathology. Expand
Perspectives on trauma-informed care from mothers with a history of childhood maltreatment: a qualitative study.
Services for trauma-exposed mothers should acknowledge the normal ambivalence surrounding seeking help, but promote hope-affirming practices in a family-centered, safe, non-clinical setting that involves children, builds social support, and provides peer interaction. Expand
Are commonly used self‐report inventories suitable for screening postpartum depression and anxiety disorders?
The utility of several self‐report symptom inventories for detecting postpartum depression (MDD) and anxiety disorders (AD) was examined. Expand
Enhancing breastfeeding rates among African American women: a systematic review of current psychosocial interventions.
A review of key interventions and strategies that impact initiation and duration of breastfeeding with particular focus on low-income African American mothers' maternal psychological vulnerabilities during the early postpartum period using a social ecological perspective as a guiding framework is provided. Expand
Interpersonal psychotherapy adapted for the group setting in the treatment of postpartum depression.
Results indicate that IPT adapted for a group model has positive implications for the treatment of postpartum depression, demonstrating both short-term and longer-term effects in the reduction of depressive symptomatology. Expand