ERIC Number: EJ867194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Motherhood in the Face of Trauma: PTSD in the Childbearing Year
Muzik, Maria; Cameron, Heather G.; Fezzey, Amanda; Rosenblum, Katherine L.
Zero to Three (J), v29 n5 p28-34 May 2009
The experience of trauma has an effect on how women experience pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. This article summarizes current research on perinatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), providing information about its prevalence, detection, diagnosis, and potential consequences for early parenting and infant well-being. The authors highlight the voices of women who have experienced trauma, illustrating the effect on their experiences as mothers, and provide an overview of current treatment models from medical, psychological, and infant mental health perspectives.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Psychological Patterns, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Child Rearing, Pregnancy, Infants, Birth, Mothers, Stress Variables, Perinatal Influences, Incidence, Clinical Diagnosis, Parent Attitudes
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