Psychophysical Well-Being Throughout Pregnancy and the Child’s Development
This report will mainly deal with the findings of a longitudinal study conducted by the Psychological Institute in Bonn (1977–1979). Forty-five women had been interviewed for several times during their pregnancy and after delivery in regard to their psychophysical well-being. Later, 45 children (mean age: 16 months) of these mothers were tested with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development and with Doll’s Social Maturity Scale. Furthermore, some aspects of the children’s behavior were rated as well as several aspects of mother-child interactions.