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How is maternal recollection of the birth experience related to the behavioral and emotional outcome of preterm infants?
Early Hum Dev. 2008 Sep; 84(9):587-94.EH

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate how mother's recollections of birth experiences and first contact with the newborn relate to the child's behavioral and emotional problems at five to six years of age.

METHODS

The study included 28 mothers of preterm (birth weight < or =2500 g) and 39 mothers of full-term children, born in Tampere University Hospital in 1998. When the children were five to six years old, maternal recollections of the birth experiences were assessed using the Clinical Interview for Parents of High-Risk Infants (CLIP) and children's behavioral and emotional problems were assessed using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL).

RESULTS

Mothers of the preterm children still had more negative recollections of the labor (p < 0.001) and first contact with the newborn (p < 0.001) than mothers of the full-term children. These recollections related to the child's behavioral and emotional symptoms when the child was five to six years old in the preterm group but not in the full-term group.

CONCLUSION

The impact of mother's birth experience seems to have long-lasting effects on the preterm child. This finding emphasizes the importance of early physical mother-infant contact and supporting the mothers of preterm infants, especially if they articulate negative or traumatic experiences related to the birth of their child.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Child Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital and University of Tampere, Finland. reija.latva@uta.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18403139

Citation

Latva, Reija, et al. "How Is Maternal Recollection of the Birth Experience Related to the Behavioral and Emotional Outcome of Preterm Infants?" Early Human Development, vol. 84, no. 9, 2008, pp. 587-94.
Latva R, Korja R, Salmelin RK, et al. How is maternal recollection of the birth experience related to the behavioral and emotional outcome of preterm infants? Early Hum Dev. 2008;84(9):587-94.
Latva, R., Korja, R., Salmelin, R. K., Lehtonen, L., & Tamminen, T. (2008). How is maternal recollection of the birth experience related to the behavioral and emotional outcome of preterm infants? Early Human Development, 84(9), 587-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2008.02.002
Latva R, et al. How Is Maternal Recollection of the Birth Experience Related to the Behavioral and Emotional Outcome of Preterm Infants. Early Hum Dev. 2008;84(9):587-94. PubMed PMID: 18403139.
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TY - JOUR T1 - How is maternal recollection of the birth experience related to the behavioral and emotional outcome of preterm infants? AU - Latva,Reija, AU - Korja,Riikka, AU - Salmelin,Raili K, AU - Lehtonen,Liisa, AU - Tamminen,Tuula, Y1 - 2008/04/10/ PY - 2007/10/19/received PY - 2008/02/21/revised PY - 2008/02/21/accepted PY - 2008/4/12/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/4/12/entrez SP - 587 EP - 94 JF - Early human development JO - Early Hum. Dev. VL - 84 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate how mother's recollections of birth experiences and first contact with the newborn relate to the child's behavioral and emotional problems at five to six years of age. METHODS: The study included 28 mothers of preterm (birth weight < or =2500 g) and 39 mothers of full-term children, born in Tampere University Hospital in 1998. When the children were five to six years old, maternal recollections of the birth experiences were assessed using the Clinical Interview for Parents of High-Risk Infants (CLIP) and children's behavioral and emotional problems were assessed using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). RESULTS: Mothers of the preterm children still had more negative recollections of the labor (p < 0.001) and first contact with the newborn (p < 0.001) than mothers of the full-term children. These recollections related to the child's behavioral and emotional symptoms when the child was five to six years old in the preterm group but not in the full-term group. CONCLUSION: The impact of mother's birth experience seems to have long-lasting effects on the preterm child. This finding emphasizes the importance of early physical mother-infant contact and supporting the mothers of preterm infants, especially if they articulate negative or traumatic experiences related to the birth of their child. SN - 0378-3782 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18403139/How_is_maternal_recollection_of_the_birth_experience_related_to_the_behavioral_and_emotional_outcome_of_preterm_infants L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-3782(08)00035-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -