Transition To Parenthood

Transition to Parenthood Among Drug Abusing Mothers: Stressors, Supports, Coping and Mental Health

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October 2009
We examined the impact of drug abuse on prenatal resources (social support and coping strategies) and mental health problems (depressiveness, pregnancy distress and hostility), and analyzed whether they would differently predict postpartum mental health between drug abusing and non-abusing women. Drug abusing (n=44) and comparison (n=50) women participated in the second or third trimester (T1), and reported depressive and anxiety symptoms at four (T2) and 12 (T3) months postpartum.
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Relations among Prenatal Role Quality, Life Satisfaction, and Dual-Earner Parents' Postnatal Depression

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March 2007

Relations between prenatal role quality and dual-earner parents' postnatal depression are rarely studied. We prospectively examined relations among prenatal role quality, life satisfaction, and dual-earner parents' depression after the birth of their first child. Ninety-nine couples provided data between 20 and 40 weeks gestation and 8 and 10 postnatal weeks.

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