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Klabbers, Gert A.; Wijma, Klaas; van Bakel, Hedwig J. A.; Paarlberg, K. Marieke; Vingerhoets, Ad J. J. M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
In order to examine (1) the stability of the mother-child-bond and (2) associations between mother-child-bonding and aspects of maternal-well-being, pregnant women (N = 170) completed measures on well-being and mother-child-bonding at two antepartum and two postpartum time points. We found relatively weak associations between mother-child-bonding…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being, Pregnancy
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Deans, Carolyn L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is strong evidence that children of mothers with insecure attachment styles have poor outcome trajectories. "Maternal sensitivity" may be the behaviour which links mother and child attachment models. This would, therefore, be a natural target for treatment in attachment interventions. A systematic literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship
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van Biljon, S.; Kritzinger, Alta – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article examines early developmental histories of learners who attended a government-funded school for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in South Africa from 1992 to 2014. A total of 141 complete historical admission records of learners were analysed. Frequencies, means and correlations were determined for perinatal conditions and…
Descriptors: Identification, Child Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Scorza, Pamela; Monk, Catherine – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
The transition to parenting (Galinsky, 1987) can be a tumultuous time, particularly when parents have experienced traumatic and stressful life circumstances. Interventions to help these parents often focus on the first 2 years after birth because of the importance of this sensitive period for babies' developing brains. However, we describe…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Stress Variables, Trauma, Prenatal Influences
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Xu, Yin; Norton, Sam; Rahman, Qazi – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study tested the association between multiple prenatal and postnatal early life factors and adolescent sexual orientation in a longitudinal birth cohort. Factors included birth weight, gestational age, parental age at birth, number of older brothers and sisters, breastfeeding, maternal anxiety/depression, family socioeconomic position,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Prenatal Influences, Perinatal Influences
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Chien, Yi-Ling; Chou, Miao-Chun; Chou, Wen-Jiun; Wu, Yu-Yu; Tsai, Wen-Che; Chiu, Yen-Nan; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Prenatal and perinatal factors may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. However, little is known about whether unaffected siblings of probands with autism spectrum disorder also share the phenomenon and whether the prenatal/perinatal factors are related to the clinical severity of autistic symptoms. We compared the frequency of prenatal…
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Perinatal Influences, At Risk Persons, Autism
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Guisso, Dikran Richard; Saadeh, Fadi S.; Saab, Dahlia; El Deek, Joud; Chamseddine, Sarah; El Hassan, Hadi Abou; Majari, Ghidaa; Boustany, Rose-Mary – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This case-control study explores the association between pregnancy/birth complications and other factors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Lebanese subjects aged 2-18 years. Researchers interviewed 136 ASD cases from the American University of Beirut Medical Center Special Kids Clinic, and 178 controls selected by systematic digit dialing in…
Descriptors: Autism, Case Studies, Screening Tests, Mental Disorders
Rodríguez, Jennifer J.; Smith, Vincent C. – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Substance use and alcohol abuse during pregnancy are significant public health concerns. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome that infants exposed to opioids may experience in the first few days of life. For most infants with NAS, exposure to opioids occurs during pregnancy while they are fetuses. Similarly, prenatal alcohol…
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Neonates, Drug Use, Alcohol Abuse
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Gollenberg, Audra; Fendley, Kim – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and in Virginia. We sought to gauge the perceptions among community-identified stakeholders regarding community resource needs to reduce SIDS. Snowball sampling identified important community stakeholders to be interviewed as key informants. A…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Death, Attitude Measures, Prevention
Serrano, Verenea J.; Hasbrouck, Sadie; Alfonso, Alexandra M.; Ashby, Bethany; Paul, Jennifer J.; Buchholz, Melissa – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Fathers play a critical role in the lives of infants and mothers in the postpartum period. Research has demonstrated that fathers with mood disorders can have negative consequences on maternal mental health and child well-being. However, strategies for identifying paternal depression are lacking, and issues often go unrecognized and unaddressed.…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Role, Perinatal Influences, Emotional Disturbances
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Roncallo, Claudia Patricia; Barreto, Florencia Belén; de Miguel, Manuel Sánchez – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article makes a review and reflection on parenting practices and child development in the perinatal period; the theoretical foundations and recent data in the field are exposed. Spanish and international research in this emerging area indicates that pregnancy, postpartum and early parenting are opportunities and unique spaces to develop…
Descriptors: Child Development, Parenting Styles, Parenting Skills, Perinatal Influences
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Arranz Freijo, Enrique B.; Rodrigo López, Maria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This introduction presents a general overview of the regulations, policies, programmes and actions which currently exist in Spain within the field of positive parenting. The articles featured in this special issue showcase initiatives aimed at fostering child development through the promotion of parenting competences and family support. They are…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Public Policy, Child Development, Family Relationship
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Koini, Stellah Malaso – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Background: Millennium Development Goals are the 21st Century worlds' concern to improve human way of life by 2015. In Kenya the Millennium Development Goals for reduction of maternal and child mortality has been recently powered by the beyond zero initiative which started in the year 2014 with the aim of reducing mortality as well as contributing…
Descriptors: Child Health, Infant Mortality, Mothers, Mortality Rate
Frayne, Daniel J. – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
As U.S. infant mortality remains relatively unchanged and maternal mortality is rising, it is increasingly clear that service providers need to address many of the modifiable risks that determine birth outcomes prior to pregnancy. Health professionals have promoted preconception care for decades as a way to improve women's and infant's health. Yet…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Health Promotion, Child Health
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Prenoveau, Jason M.; Craske, Michelle G.; West, Valerie; Giannakakis, Andreas; Zioga, Maria; Lehtonen, Annukka; Davies, Beverley; Netsi, Elena; Cardy, Jessica; Cooper, Peter; Murray, Lynne; Stein, Alan – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Postnatal maternal depression is associated with poorer child emotional and behavioral functioning, but it is unclear whether this occurs following brief episodes or only with persistent depression. Little research has examined the relation between postnatal anxiety and child outcomes. The present study examined the role of postnatal major…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Pregnancy, Perinatal Influences
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