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J Health Psychol. 2016 Jun;21(6):934-43. doi: 10.1177/1359105314542819. Epub 2014 Jul 28.

Pregnancy health problems and low birth weight associated with maternal insecure attachment style.

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1
Marmara University, Turkey sabuncuoglu2004@yahoo.com sabuncuoglu@hotmail.com.
2
Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey.

Abstract

We aimed to determine the association between attachment style and health problems during pregnancy, as well as perinatal health variables. In 122 mothers who were 2-18 months postpartum, hot flushes, vaginal discharge, back pain, breast tenderness, hair changes, and psychological problems were shown to be associated with insecure attachment as measured by the Adult Attachment Style Questionnaires. Babies born to mothers with insecure attachment were more likely to have a low birth weight. It is vital to increase awareness of insecure attachment style as a risk factor among perinatal health care providers to optimize services.

KEYWORDS:

attachment style; birth weight; common symptoms; newborn; pregnancy

PMID:
25070968
DOI:
10.1177/1359105314542819
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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