The impact of childhood trauma and psychophysiological reactivity on at-risk women's adjustment to parenthood

@article{Oosterman2018TheIO,
  title={The impact of childhood trauma and psychophysiological reactivity on at-risk women's adjustment to parenthood},
  author={Mirjam Oosterman and Carlo Schuengel and Mirte Forrer and Marleen de Moor},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  year={2018},
  volume={31},
  pages={127 - 141}
}
Abstract Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have an impact on women's adaptation to parenthood, but mechanisms are poorly understood. Autonomic nervous system reactivity was tested as a potential mediating mechanism in a sample of 193 at-risk primiparous women. ACEs were measured retrospectively during pregnancy. A baby cry-response task was administered during pregnancy while indicators of sympathetic reactivity (pre-ejection period; PEP) and parasympathetic reactivity (respiratory sinus… 

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