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The impact of alcohol use during pregnancy on maternal responses after birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22915028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of alcohol exposure during pregnancy on a mother's responsiveness towards her infant after birth. Using longitudinal data from a subsample of 687 mother-infant dyads from a UK cohort study (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children), we investigated the influence of alcohol use during mid- and late pregnancy on observed mother-infant interactions after birth. We found that women who drank one or more glasses of alcohol a week during their mid-trimester of pregnancy were 19 % (95 % CI, 1 to 40 %; p = 0.033) more likely to show non-responsive behaviour towards their infant 12 months after birth. In contrast, we found that alcohol use during late pregnancy was not associated with later maternal responsiveness. This study adds to the growing evidence for the importance of factors during pregnancy on later maternal responsiveness. Further research is needed to replicate these findings and to examine potential mechanisms linking maternal responsiveness to alcohol use during pregnancy.
R M Pearson; J Heron; R Melotti; C Joinson; J Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-08-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of women's mental health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1435-1102     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  2013-05-23     Revised Date:  2014-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815663     Medline TA:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*
Great Britain
Logistic Models
Longitudinal Studies
Maternal Age
Maternal Behavior*
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology
Postpartum Period*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult
Grant Support
092731//Wellcome Trust; G9815508//Medical Research Council; //Medical Research Council; //Wellcome Trust

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