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SCHIAVO, Rafaela de Almeida et al. Maternal emotional health and prematurity: influence on baby development at three months. Pensando fam. [online]. 2021, vol.25, n.2, pp. 98-113. ISSN 1679-494X.

The objective was to evaluate the influence of prematurity and aspects of maternal emotional health on the development of babies at three months. 191 dyads participated, of which 69 were forward and 122 premature. EPDS, ISS and IDATE were used to assess maternal emotional health and Bayley III Scale to assess development. At three months, mothers of premature babies had significantly more anxiety / state and postpartum depression than mothers of full term babies. Development was worse for preterm infants. There was no association between maternal emotio nal changes and the premature infant's development. Among term mothers, there were risks of developmental delay when the mother had stress in four of the five areas assessed. Results indicated that both emotional health and prematurity have an impact on de velopment, suggesting that mothers of preterm or not, should be followed during the first year of life.

Keywords : Maternal emotional health; Prematurity; Child development.

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