Hormonal and Experiential Correlates of Maternal Responsiveness during Pregnancy and the Puerperium in Human Mothers

@article{Fleming1997HormonalAE,
  title={Hormonal and Experiential Correlates of Maternal Responsiveness during Pregnancy and the Puerperium in Human Mothers},
  author={Alison S. Fleming and Diane N. Ruble and Howard Krieger and P. Y. Wong},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={31},
  pages={145-158}
}
Two studies were undertaken (1) to determine whether human mothers undergo a change in maternal responsiveness during pregnancy before the birth of the baby, as shown for other mammalian species, and (2) to establish whether a relation exists between changes in maternal feelings and attitudes and changes in hormones. In both studies prospective first-time mothers completed an extensive set of questionnaires, covering a broad range of issues, including a set of 76- to 100-item likert scales… 
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