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. 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 restriction. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(10), 1012-1024. 
  2. Huizink, A.C., Robles de Medina, P.G., Mulder, E.J., Visser, G.H., Buitelaar, J.K. (2003). Psychological measures of prenatal stress as predictors of infant temperament. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 41:1078–85. 
  3. 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. 
  4. O’Connor, T.G., Heron, J., Golding, J., Glover, V. (2003). Maternal antenatal anxiety and behavioral/emotional problems in children: A test of a programming hypothesis. J. Child Psychol. Psychiatry, 44(7):1025–36. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Paulson, J.F., et al.  Individual and combined effects of postpartum depression in mothers and fathers on parenting behavior. (2006). Pediatrics, 118(2): 659-68. 
  9. Guardino, C. M., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2014). Understanding pregnancy anxiety: Concepts, correlates, and consequences. Zero to Three. 34(4), 12-21. 
  10. Ayers, S., Bond, R., Bertullies, S., & Wijma, K. (2016). The aetiology of post-traumatic stress following childbirth: a meta-analysis and theoretical framework. Psychological medicine, 46(06), 1121-1134. 
  11. Paulson, J. F., & Bazemore, S. D. (2010). Prenatal and postpartum depression in fathers and its association with maternal depression: a meta-analysis. JAMA, 303(19), 1961-1969. 
  12. 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 development. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(10), 824-831. 
  13. Field, Tiffany, Diego, Miguel, Hernandez-Reif, Maria. (2006). Prenatal depression effects on the fetus and newborn: a reviewInfant Behavior & Development. 29, 445-455. 
  14. 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.