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07-25-12, 10:45 AM
I wonder if all this disorder.

Could be lessened,

by adding 6 months (or more),

to the existing,

pre-post natal employment insurance.

During this time,

the parentings adult could be provided support and education.

To reduce the amount of stress on woman,

and other parenting adults,

during this critical period of development.

What would be the effects,

on the economics long term?

This is a idea.

And I am sure there is lots to add.

Any ideas?

I am curious what would really happen?

In terms of prevention of many health issues.

I don't think stress is the only factor.

But I do think stress is a major factor.

In many medical issues.

I wonder what would be the long term effects of reducing the stress,

in a pregnant woman's life?


07-25-12, 10:52 AM
For some new mothers, that would be a good thing, but not for all.

Some can't wait to leave the baby with dad, nanny, sitter or daycare and go back to work.

07-25-12, 11:10 AM
For some new mothers, that would be a good thing, but not for all.

Some can't wait to leave the baby with dad, nanny, sitter or daycare and go back to work.

Excellent point!

For now on,

I will refer to the mothering figure,

as the parenting adult(s).

It is hard for a woman,

to not be involved,

during the prenatal developmental stage.

But for sure.

Any other parenting adults present,

also have a role.

In the prenatal stages of an infants development.

Thanks for bring up the topic.

That would be a good thing to educate men about.

There is evidence,

that dopamine involved neurological development,

can be interfered with.

During the second and third trimester.

Especially the third trimester.


08-08-12, 09:36 PM
One minute in... specifically at 1:45 will interest you GBYR.

08-08-12, 09:47 PM
1957 LeMasters claimed that 83% of new parents went through moderate to
severe crisis during the transition to parenthood. His claims were initially refuted and
subsequently strongly debated by scholars. LeMasters’ claims were based entirely on the
results of retrospective studies. Beginning in the 1980’s, however, prospective
longitudinal studies began to appear and they primarily confirmed LeMasters’ claims (for
reviews see Belsky & Pensky, 1988; Cowan & Cowan, 1988).

After a series of 15 longitudinal studies, it is now accepted that the transition to parenthood is a stressful period for caregivers and because of decreased quality of parent-child interaction, a
stressful period for the development of the baby (Cowan & Cowan, 2000).

The issue at stake is momentous because of what might fail to develop in the baby. Research has shown that in the first three years of life fundamental neural processes are formed that
include an infant’s ability to self soothe, to focus attention, and to establish trust in
the fundamental love and nurturance of its parents and thus form attachments to them
(National Research Council Institute of Medicine, 2000; Seigel, 1999).

The neural part of these processes involves the myelination of the vagus nerve (the tenth cranial nerve) and the development of the frontal lobes that control not only how emotion is processed
but also the executive functions of cognition (e.g. planning, organization, problem

08-08-12, 09:58 PM
Found another interesting one on early development:
Toddler Emotion Regulation with Mothers and Fathers: Temporal Associations Between Negative Affect and Behavioral Strategies

I also discovered a new term today, orthopsychiatry.

08-08-12, 10:16 PM
Effects on Marriage of a
Intervention With Couples Undergoing
the Transition to Parenthood, Evaluation
at 1-Year Post Intervention

This article reports the results on marriages of a randomized clinical trial for couples
experiencing the transition to parenthood. In addition to a control group, there was 1
intervention, a psycho-communicative-educational 2-day couples’ workshop. The
outcome measures were marital quality, postpartum depression, and expressed hostile affect (assessed using an observational coding of marital conflict discussions videotaped in couples’homes). Data were collected at 3 time points: before the intervention in the last trimester of pregnancy, when the baby was 3 months old, and when the
baby was 1 year old. Results showed that, in general, the preventive intervention using a psycho-communicative- educational format was effective compared to a control group for wife and husband marital quality, for wife and husband postpartum depression, and for observed wife and husband hostile affect scored from videotapes of
marital conflict.