The goal of this PhD was to support first-time mothers' psychological health during their transition into motherhood. The specific aims of this research were to (1) identify time points in the early postpartum period during which first -time mothers are most susceptible to experiencing psychological distress, (2) highlight key causes of, and protective influences over, psychological distress among first -time mothers, (3) obtain recommendations from first-time mothers about feasible and effective community based initiatives to reduce psychological distress, and (4) test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a new community support program to reduce postpartum distress.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||14 Nov 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|