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Patterns of mother-fetal bonding through pregnancy and prediction of postnatal mother-infant bonding

This study aimed to examine the extent to which mother-fetal bonding, substance use and mental health through pregnancy predicted postnatal mother-infant bonding at 8 weeks. Participants were 372 women recruited from three metropolitan hospitals in Australia.

Authors: Larissa Rossen, Delyse Hutchinson, Judy Wilson, Lucy Burns, Craig A Olsson, Steve Allsop, Elizabeth J Elliott, Sue Jacobs, Jacqueline A. Macdonald, Richard P Mattick

Date: February 2016

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