The baby born to a depressed woman is found to be more agitated and less active and decreased attentiveness compared to the infant born to a women without depression(9)(10)(11). Untreated depression in pregnant women can cause premature birth, low birth weight and many other developmental problems in the foetus(12). The postnatal depression in women can lead to poor cognitive and language development in the infant. They are found to have declined I.Q and insecure attachments. Postnatal depression in mother can lead to negative parenting and suicidal behaviour.
There have been several narrative based studies that collect the experiences of each group. One set of researchers focused on the parents and found that there was an overwhelmingly negative reaction to learning their child’s diagnosis (Sanders, Carter & Goodacre, 2007). Parents often feel burdened by the decision and are not aware that delaying the corrective surgery is even an option. The parents often expressed confusion and uncertainty about how to address or refer to their child. They were hesitant to speak in absolutes regarding their child’s gender, which is particularly hard because everyone’s first question for a couple about their new child is if they had a boy or a girl (Sanders, Carter & Goodacre, 2007).
Mary Anne Warren establishes a belief that a fetus’s right to live is overruled by an expecting mother’s right to an abortion because it is not a technically a true person until it is born. Warren supports her argument by saying that a nearly full-developed fetus is no more significant than a small embryo because “…it is not fully conscious… it cannot reason or communicate message… and has no self-awareness” (Warren, page 499). In contrast, our text states that “…some fetuses develop the capacity to survive outside the womb…” after nearly being two-thirds fully developed; this means that a fetus is ultimately capable of communication and awareness through it’s movements (Munson and Lague, page 469).
On One Hits the Baby is an appropriate case to utilize Family Emotional Systems Theory. It is evident that Caroline Fontana is displaying behavioral response to the birth of her little sister. Caroline’s behavioral responses are not healthy to such a major life/ family’s structure change and are not being addressed appropriately. Caroline is exhibiting the following symptoms: 1. Behavioral issues, such as acting out in a negative way at home and at school/ Sleep deprivation/ outbursts of anger
(Wyndham, 71). This displays the intolerance humans have against people with deviations. Babies with a deviation are not considered a norm, therefore they are abandoned or killed at birth. Sometimes the
“Shaken baby syndrome” is an affliction that mostly effects babies under the age of one year (Squier, 2001, p. 519). This syndrome is frequently the result of a parent or guardian violently shaking the baby in their care usually out of anger, because they are unable to stop them from crying (Bechtel, 2011, p. 481). Reasons for shaking may also have underlying catalysts besides anger, for example, being in a household experiencing financial difficulties or addiction to drugs and alcohol, and these factors can make one more susceptible to feelings of irritation (Matschke, 2009, p. 212). It has also been seen that before the formal identification of the syndrome, Parents in western countries such as England believed that shaking their child was
Rene Spitz, a psychoanalyst, undertook research in the 1930s and 1940s on the effects of maternal deprivation and hospitalism. His studies were one of the first to show that that social interactions with other humans are essential for children’s development. Spitz focused on infants who had experienced abrupt, long-term separation from the familiar caregiver, as, for instance, when the mother was sent to prison. He thought that infants in institutions suffered from lack of love and they were missing important parental relationships, which in turn was hurting or even killing them.
What Eva does she adopt the children and nurtures them versus the other mothers who neglects their child?Second of all, being a good mother from the real world is does not necessarily giving birth. Mothers who give birth does not necessarily mean you are a good mother but have to nurture and love them. Mothers who adopt, for any reason, could be a good mother, even the same as a mother who did give birth. A good mother does not necessarily means giving
Children often avoid telling because they are either afraid of a negative reaction from their parents or of being harmed by the abuser & they may delay disclosure until adulthood. Children do not always realize that what they have experienced constitutes abuse. Disclosures often unfold gradually and may be presented in a series of hints. Children might imply something has happened to them without directly stating they were sexually abused. Parents and teachers should suspect child abuse when they notice that child has sudden onset withdrawn behavior or depressive symptoms.
This type of family will greatly affect the behavior of the child because the parent’s (either mother or father) attention will be shifted to their new spouses and sometimes forget their children. This will give a big impact to the behavior of the child because he or she feels neglected or loneliness. But the major composition of a family that surely gives a big impact to the child is a broken family. The family can be broken in a variety of ways; Divorce, annulment, separation, desertion, and death mean that the family is structurally incomplete. When children are placed in institutions or in foster homes, family ties are broken.
It is inevitable that there will be a traumatic event while your children grow up. In my case it was my parents many separations and near divorce in my early childhood. In order to provide the best environment for your child to cope with an event like divorce the best thing to do is to take them to visit a child therapist. Children are shaped by the environment they are in. Anxiety is one major illness that children often go untreated for.
Postpartum Depression in Mothers Childbirth is a period of various changes in mothers’ well-being, particularly in their psychological state. For example, 85% of women experience mood disorders and 20% suffer from postpartum depression (Cabrera and Shcub 1). Before the incidence of postpartum depression, women experience baby blues after a few hours of giving birth. Baby blues are defined as “ a feeling of sadness that some women have for a short period after they have had a baby” (“Baby Blues Definition and Synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary”). If these feelings of sadness persist for two weeks, they develop to postpartum depression.
Firstly, transnational mothering gives women the feeling of mental instability that affects them emotionally due to the precarious work they are required to do. In Sedef Arat- Koç's article the concept of transnational mothering is defined as immigrant women coming into Canada as domestic workers by leaving their own children behind in their home country in order to look after the children of employers(Arat- Koç's, 364). The notion of transnational mothering is seen as a form of social reproduction that plays a major role in the health of immigrant women which leads them to subjective trauma.
The unique bond that exists between a mother and her child is practically unbreakable. A mother’s love is unselfish, unconditional, and knows no boundaries. Without the love and support of a mother, a child is like a ship lost at sea. The only way one can possibly repay their mother for all they have done is by giving her the same relentless love and affection that she have always given. In “The Lanyard”, Billy Collins implements juxtaposition, humorous comparisons, and metaphors to refrain the poet's message of love from lapsing into a cliché about parental love and convey the theme of a mother’s love.
The type of love a baby first receives when he/she is born will forever have a huge impact on that child’s life. However not many parents understand this and especially maternal love. There are many problems that can happen because of poor early attachment that an infant does not receive. The attachment theory states that a child must have one caregiver that he/ she has a very strong physical attachment in which there is strong and emotional attachment to that caregiver as well.