Maternal psychological distress after preterm birth: Disruptive or adaptive?

@article{Hall2017MaternalPD,
  title={Maternal psychological distress after preterm birth: Disruptive or adaptive?},
  author={Ruby A S Hall and Hannah N Hoffenkamp and Johan Braeken and Anneke Tooten and Ad Vingerhoets and Hedwig J. A. van Bakel},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2017},
  volume={49},
  pages={
          272-280
        }
}
BACKGROUND Maternal postpartum distress is often construed as a marker of vulnerability to poor parenting. Less is known, however, about the impact of postpartum distress on parenting an infant born prematurely. The present study investigated whether high distress levels, which are particularly prevalent in mothers of preterm born infants, necessarily affect a mother's quality of parenting. METHOD Latent Class Analysis was used to group mothers (N=197) of term, moderately, and very preterm… CONTINUE READING
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