Psychological Care for Families - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750600606, 9781483141251

Psychological Care for Families

1st Edition

Before, During and After Birth

Authors: Catherine A. Niven
eBook ISBN: 9781483141251
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th March 1992
Page Count: 272
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Description

Psychological Care for Families: Before, During and After Birth presents the significance of psychological care and the positive effect on outcomes when it is done well. This book provides an understanding of the emotional needs of families.

Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the improvements in outcomes that result from increased input by midwives and health visitors. This text then examines the individual and interrelated needs of the fetus/baby, the mother/primary caretaker, and the father/primary supporter. Other chapters consider the provision of health care during pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period, which involve the giving of psychological care to all the members of the family units. This book discusses as well the interaction that develops between a newborn baby and the mother or the primary caretaker. The final chapter deals with the serious problems that the mother, father, siblings, and baby may experience through their mutual interactions.

This book is a valuable resource for midwives, nurses, and health care professionals.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Mary Cronk


Preface


Acknowledgments


Introduction: In the Beginning is the Family


1 Pregnancy


The Mother's Adjustment to Pregnancy


The Father's Adjustment to Pregnancy


Relationship Changes during Pregnancy


The Fetus


The Effects of Psychological Distress during Pregnancy


Social Support during Pregnancy


Alleviation of Psychological Distress during Pregnancy


Overview and Summary


Further Reading


References


2 Birth


Stress and Anxiety in Childbirth


Pain in Childbirth


Preparation for Childbirth


Coping with Childbirth


Social Support in Childbirth


The Father's Experience of Childbirth


Overview and Summary


Further Reading


References


3 Immediate Postnatal Period


The Mother's Experience


The Baby's Abilities


Mother-Infant Interaction


The Father


Overview and Summary


Further Reading


References


4 When Things Go Wrong


Caesarian Birth


Childbirth as a Traumatic Experience


Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death


The Birth of a Handicapped Child


Premature Birth and the Separation of Mother and Baby


Overview and Summary


Further Reading


References


5 The Early Months


The Mother


The Father


Relationship Changes in the Postnatal Period


Adjustment in Siblings


Difficulties in Adjustment


Adult-Infant Interaction


Overview and Summary


Further Reading


References


6 Problems


The Mother


Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483141251

About the Author

Catherine A. Niven

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