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Mood Changes in Mothers and Fathers through Childbearing: Are the Blues so Blue?

Wilkinson, Ross


Mood state and mood lability were assessed over a nine month period in a sample of primiparous (n = 42) and multiparous (n = 44) childbearing couples. Positive mood, negative mood and mood lability were measured in the second and third trimester, ten days after parturition, and three months postpartum. Results indicated that the immediate postpartum was the peak period of positive affect for both primiparous and multiparous mothers and their male partners and was also the peak period of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychology and Health


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