skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Great expectations? New meta-analysis in Developmental Review by Sarah Foley shows the way parents think about their unborn child predicts the sensitivity of actions by parents

last modified May 02, 2018 01:52 PM

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273229717300552 

1. Expectant parents' thoughts and feelings about their unborn infant are measurable.

2. Prenatal measures predict modest variation in observed postnatal parenting.

3. These predictive effects are stronger for mothers than fathers.