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dc.contributor.authorHampton, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorAllison, Carrie
dc.contributor.authorAydin, Ezra
dc.contributor.authorBaron-Cohen, Simon
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-11T00:31:04Z
dc.date.available2022-03-11T00:31:04Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-01
dc.identifier.issn1362-3613
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334876
dc.description.abstractLAY ABSTRACT: Autistic people can have difficulties during pregnancy and after giving birth, such as difficulty getting health care that meets their needs. Autistic people may therefore have lower well-being than non-autistic people during this time. We asked autistic and non-autistic people to fill in questionnaires measuring stress, depression, anxiety and satisfaction with life. They were asked to do this once during pregnancy, once 2 to 3 months after giving birth and once 6 months after giving birth. At 6 months after giving birth, they also filled in questionnaires about parenting. The autistic parents had higher stress, depression and anxiety scores than the non-autistic parents. For both groups, scores for anxiety went down over time. There were no differences between the groups on satisfaction with their life or how confident they were as a parent. There were no differences between the groups on most areas of parenting style, although autistic parents scored lower on parenting discipline. This study suggests that autistic people may be more stressed, depressed and anxious than non-autistic people during pregnancy and after giving birth. Autistic people therefore need good quality support during this time. This study also suggests that autistic and non-autistic parents may be just as likely to parent in positive ways such as being sensitive to their baby's needs.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectautism
dc.subjectdepression
dc.subjectparenting
dc.subjectperinatal
dc.subjectpostnatal
dc.subjectpregnancy
dc.subjectsatisfaction with life
dc.subjectstress
dc.titleAutistic mothers' perinatal well-being and parenting styles.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.date.updated2022-03-10T10:16:02Z
prism.numberARTN 13623613211065544
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.publicationNameAutism
prism.startingPage13623613211065544
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.82313
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/13623613211065544
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidHampton, Sarah [0000-0001-5967-9845]
dc.contributor.orcidAllison, Carrie [0000-0003-2272-2090]
dc.contributor.orcidAydin, Ezra [0000-0003-4845-053X]
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7005
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (214322/Z/18/Z)
cam.issuedOnline2022-02
cam.depositDate2022-03-10
pubs.licence-identifierapollo-deposit-licence-2-1
pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement


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