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Validation of the Mothers’ Object Relations Scales Short-Form (MORS-SF)

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

This paper reports the successful validation of MORS-SF against other measures in both the original Hungarian and British samples and in new samples in both countries, showing predicted relationships with other measures in the original and the independent validation datasets. It is concluded that this is a valid tool, with uses in research and health practice.

Psychological Interventions in Perinatal Community Mental Health Teams in the United Kingdom

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

The promotion of perinatal mental health and the provision of effective, evidence-based psychological interventions has become a priority within the UK. Increased awareness of the impact of poor maternal mental health and improved financial investment has led to the rapid expansion of perinatal community mental health services.

Exploring the Narratives of Women Who Identify with the Term “Postnatal Depression”

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

This study explored the experiences of women who self-identify with the term “postnatal depression” and have accessed NHS services for treatment. This research gives a voice to these women and hopes to better understand how to work psychologically with them.

 

Book Review by Tina Merrill: Ways of Knowing about Birth: Mothers, Midwives, Medicine & Birth Activism by Robbie Davis-Floyd

Publication Date: 
June, 2018

Ways of Knowing about Birth is a compilation of Robbie Davis-Floyd’s writings spanning thirty years. The selections in this volume offer valuable insights for many readers, from students of midwifery, anthropology and women’s studies, to practicing midwives and obstetricians, to women who are seeking to inform themselves about their own childbirth care options.

Examining Misperceptions about Miscarriage in U.S. Adults

Publication Date: 
June, 2018

Adults in the U.S., from a university or Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), read a vignette about a woman experiencing a miscarriage and answered questions about reactions to the vignette, predictions about the subject’s future, demographics, knowledge of miscarriage, belief in a just world, locus of control, and liking of children.