Mental health of mothers

As part of this year’s Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, we are highlighting the important new work emerging from the 2000 Stories Study and the Australian Temperament Project – Generation 3 Study. Lead author, Elizabeth Spry’s recent paper, Maternal mental health and infant emotional reactivity: a 20-year two-cohort study of preconception and perinatal exposures examines whether a mother’s mental health before, during and after pregnancy predicts early emotional sensitivity in their infant.

The full paper is available here, or download the accepted manuscript here (no paywall) .

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