Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health is a journal covering the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. Since it was founded in 1986, it is printed quarterly by the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health.Subjects for Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health include: Psychology and Psychiatry; Medicine and Surgery.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall

Editorial
The theme that weaves in and through our three articles in this issue is that a number of psychological aspects of mothers' experiences and conditions before and after birth can affect the postpartum period. The emphasis may be primarily on the mothers...
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Experiences of Israeli Women in the Negev
ABSTRACT: This study of 302 Israeli women was a secondary analysis conducted to: (1) examine the associations between negative pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experiences; (2) determine whether exposure to childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence...
Symptoms of Postpartum PTSD and Expressive Writing: A Prospective Study
Abstract: Research studies on post-partum PTSD have highlighted that the experience of childbirth can be traumatic in itself because it often involves fear, pain, impotence and non-expressed negative emotions. This study hypothesized that mental processing...
Transition to Parenthood among Drug Abusing Mothers: Stressors, Supports, Coping and Mental Health
Abstract: We examined the impact of drug abuse on prenatal resources (social support and coping strategies) and mental health problems (depressiveness, pregnancy distress and hostility), and analyzed whether they would differently predict postpartum...