Journal article

A psychological group intervention for high-risk pregnant women: a protocol of a feasibility and acceptability study of the STAR Mums program

Clare Bellhouse, Angela Komiti, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jade Bilardi, Louise Newman

Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: In pregnancy, the attachment relationship between a mother and her baby begins to develop and women are more motivated and willing to make changes to become more engaged and responsive mothers and have better relationships with their children. A transgenerational framework has proposed that dysfunctional relationship patterns are often repeated across generations and this has broadened the understanding of early difficulties in parenting. Despite this there has been little research specifically examining high-risk perinatal women and how their interactions with their infants are related to attachment or relational outcomes. METHODS: This pilot study aims to evaluate, and to explo..

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Funding Acknowledgements

CB is in receipt of a NHMRC postgraduate scholarship grant number: 1168793. JB is in receipt on a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship number: 1013135. This study has no other financial support associated with it.