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Maternal prenatal anxiety, postnatal caregiving and infants' cortisol responses to the still-face procedure.
Dev Psychobiol. 2009 Dec; 51(8):625-37.DP

Abstract

This study prospectively examined the separate and combined influences of maternal prenatal anxiety disorder and postnatal caregiving sensitivity on infants' salivary cortisol responses to the still-face procedure. Effects were assessed by measuring infant salivary cortisol upon arrival at the laboratory, and at 15-, 25-, and 40-min following the still-face procedure. Maternal symptoms of anxiety during the last 6 months of pregnancy were assessed using clinical diagnostic interview. Data analyses using linear mixed models were based on 88 women and their 7-month-old infants. Prenatal anxiety and maternal sensitivity emerged as independent, additive moderators of infant cortisol reactivity, F (3, 180) = 3.29, p = .02, F (3, 179) = 2.68, p = .05 respectively. Results were independent of maternal prenatal depression symptoms, and postnatal symptoms of anxiety and depression. Infants' stress-induced cortisol secretion patterns appear to relate not only to exposure to maternal prenatal anxiety, but also to maternal caregiving sensitivity, irrespective of prenatal psychological state.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology Centre for Emotional Health Macquarie University North Ryde New South Wales 2109, Australia. kerry-ann.grant@psy.mq.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19739133

Citation

Grant, Kerry-Ann, et al. "Maternal Prenatal Anxiety, Postnatal Caregiving and Infants' Cortisol Responses to the Still-face Procedure." Developmental Psychobiology, vol. 51, no. 8, 2009, pp. 625-37.
Grant KA, McMahon C, Austin MP, et al. Maternal prenatal anxiety, postnatal caregiving and infants' cortisol responses to the still-face procedure. Dev Psychobiol. 2009;51(8):625-37.
Grant, K. A., McMahon, C., Austin, M. P., Reilly, N., Leader, L., & Ali, S. (2009). Maternal prenatal anxiety, postnatal caregiving and infants' cortisol responses to the still-face procedure. Developmental Psychobiology, 51(8), 625-37. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.20397
Grant KA, et al. Maternal Prenatal Anxiety, Postnatal Caregiving and Infants' Cortisol Responses to the Still-face Procedure. Dev Psychobiol. 2009;51(8):625-37. PubMed PMID: 19739133.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal prenatal anxiety, postnatal caregiving and infants' cortisol responses to the still-face procedure. AU - Grant,Kerry-Ann, AU - McMahon,Catherine, AU - Austin,Marie-Paule, AU - Reilly,Nicole, AU - Leader,Leo, AU - Ali,Sinan, PY - 2009/9/10/entrez PY - 2009/9/10/pubmed PY - 2010/2/3/medline SP - 625 EP - 37 JF - Developmental psychobiology JO - Dev Psychobiol VL - 51 IS - 8 N2 - This study prospectively examined the separate and combined influences of maternal prenatal anxiety disorder and postnatal caregiving sensitivity on infants' salivary cortisol responses to the still-face procedure. Effects were assessed by measuring infant salivary cortisol upon arrival at the laboratory, and at 15-, 25-, and 40-min following the still-face procedure. Maternal symptoms of anxiety during the last 6 months of pregnancy were assessed using clinical diagnostic interview. Data analyses using linear mixed models were based on 88 women and their 7-month-old infants. Prenatal anxiety and maternal sensitivity emerged as independent, additive moderators of infant cortisol reactivity, F (3, 180) = 3.29, p = .02, F (3, 179) = 2.68, p = .05 respectively. Results were independent of maternal prenatal depression symptoms, and postnatal symptoms of anxiety and depression. Infants' stress-induced cortisol secretion patterns appear to relate not only to exposure to maternal prenatal anxiety, but also to maternal caregiving sensitivity, irrespective of prenatal psychological state. SN - 1098-2302 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19739133/Maternal_prenatal_anxiety_postnatal_caregiving_and_infants'_cortisol_responses_to_the_still_face_procedure_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.20397 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -