First-time mothers' transition to parenthood: assessing psychological outcomes and support preferences, and evaluating the feasibility of the 'Mummy Buddy Program'

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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