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Preventive effects on birth outcomes: Buffering impact of maternal stress, depression, and anxiety

Feinberg, Mark E.; Jones, Damon E.; Roettger, Michael; Hostetler, Michelle L.; Sakuma, Kari-Lyn; Paul, Ian M.; Ehrenthal, Deborah


Objective: Although maternal stress, anxiety, and depression have been linked to negative birth outcomes, few studies have investigated preventive interventions targeting maternal mental health as a means of reducing such problems. This randomized controlled study examines whether Family Foundations (FF)—a transition to parenthood program for couples focused on promoting coparenting quality, with previously documented impact on maternal stress, depression, and anxiety—can buffer the negative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-015-1801-3


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