Below is a list of research articles and reports related to outcomes that have been vetted by our research subcommittee. Please click on the links below for additional information including abstracts and in some cases full-length articles.

  1. Ayers, S., Bond, R., Bertullies, S., & Wijma, K. (2016). The aetiology of post-traumatic stress following childbirth: a meta-analysis and theoretical framework. Psychological medicine46(06), 1121-1134.
  2. Bergman, B., Sarkar, P., O’Connor, T.G., Modi, N., Glover, V. (2007). Maternal stress during pregnancy predicts cognitive ability and fearfulness in infancy. J. American Academy Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 46:1454–63. 
  3. Buss, C., Davis, E. P., Muftuler, L. T., Head, K., & Sandman, C. A. (2010). High pregnancy anxiety during mid-gestation is associated with decreased gray matter density in 6–9-year-old children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(1), 141-153. 
  4. Field, Tiffany, Diego, Miguel, Hernandez-Reif, Maria. (2006). Prenatal depression effects on the fetus and newborn: a reviewInfant Behavior & Development. 29, 445-455.
  5. Goodman, J. H., Paternal postpartum depression, its relationship to maternal postpartum depression, and implications for family health. (2004). Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45(1):26-35.
  6. Grote, N. K., Bridge, J. A., Gavin, A. R., Melville, J. L., Iyengar, S., & Katon, W. J. (2010). A meta-analysis of depression during pregnancy and the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and intrauterine growth restrictionArchives of General Psychiatry67(10), 1012-1024.
  7. Guardino, C. M., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2014). Understanding pregnancy anxiety: Concepts, correlates, and consequencesZero to Three34(4), 12-21.
  8. Huntley, F., Wright, N., Pickles, A., Sharp, H., & Hill, J. (2017). Maternal mental health and child problem behaviours: disentangling the role of depression and borderline personality dysfunctionBritish Journal of Psychiatry Open3(6), 300-305. 
  9. Kok, R., Thijssen, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Jaddoe, V.W., Verhulst, F.C., White, T., van IJzendoorn, M.H., and Tiemeier, H. (2015). Normal variation in early parental sensitivity predicts child structural brain developmentJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry54(10), 824-831.
  10. Paulson, J.F., et al.  Individual and combined effects of postpartum depression in mothers and fathers on parenting behavior. (2006). Pediatrics118(2): 659-68.
  11. Paulson, J. F., & Bazemore, S. D. (2010). Prenatal and postpartum depression in fathers and its association with maternal depression: a meta-analysisJAMA303(19), 1961-1969.
  12. Reed, R., Sharman, R., & Inglis, C. (2017). Women’s descriptions of childbirth trauma relating to care provider actions and interactionsBMC pregnancy and childbirth17(1), 21. 
  13. Rizzo, K. M., Schiffrin, H. H., & Liss, M. (2013). Insight into the parenthood paradox: Mental health outcomes of intensive mothering. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(5), 614-620.
  14. Van den Bergh, B.R.H., Maarten, M., Veerle, S., Van de Meere, .J, Borger, N., et al. (2006). ADHD deficit as measured in adolescent boys with a continuous performance task is related to antenatal maternal anxiety. Pediatr. Res., 59:78–82.   
  15. Wu, V., East, P., Delker, E., Blanco, E., Caballero, G., Delva, J., & Gahagan, S. (2018). Associations Among Mothers’ Depression, Emotional and Learning‐Material Support to Their Child, and Children's Cognitive Functioning: A 16‐Year Longitudinal Study. Child development.