Maternal psychology aims to study the transition to motherhood, or “matrescence,” as a unique developmental phase within the female lifespan trajectory. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to examine aspects of adaptation to pregnancy and parenting. Individual differences in psychological strengths that increase resilience are measured alongside clinical indicators of risk for psychological distress. Maternal depression persists beyond the postpartum period, after which symptoms might recur or become chronic and adversely affect the most sensitive years of child development. Risk factors for Maternal psychology include poor social support, dispute and intimate violence among the partners.
Related Journals of Maternal Psychology
Clinics in Mother and Child Health, Neonatal Biology Journal, Gynecology Journal, Paediatrics Journal, Pregnancy Journal, Womens Health Journal, Advances in Experimental Social Psychology,Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition,American Journal of Forensic Psychology,American Journal of Psychology