ERIC Number: ED169407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
A Model of Maternal Coping with Childbirth: Implications for Research and Methodology.
A conceptual model of the childbirth experience is developed which emphasizes: (1) maternal coping during labor and delivery; (2) postpartum evaluation of the experience; (3) stress and coping; (4) health and illness behavior; (5) interactions between individual physiological and psychological characteristics; and (6) physical and social environmental characteristics. Analyses indicate that the childbirth model encompasses general determinants of childbirth behavior, cognitive appraisal of childbirth, the woman's psychophysiological adaptability, childbirth environment stimuli, and the outcomes of childbirth competence and postpartum childbirth affect. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)