Mother and child health Clinical care Perinatal Mental Health Screening and detection
Development and implementation of a clinical care pathway for perinatal mental health in Belgium (PMH-project)
Mental problems during the perinatal period are associated with a range of negative consequences such as preterm birth, mother-infant interactional deficits and negative infant developmental outcome. Research indicates that perinatal mental health problems are highly prevalent (20%). In Flanders however, a large majority is currently not being detected nor getting the appropriate treatment.
Interpersonal violence Mother and child health Perinatal Mental Health
A European six country study on victimization, life events, fear of childbirth an mode of delivery (BIDENS)
The project aims to assess violence related factors that may influence pregnant women’s fear of childbirth and how this affects the mode of delivery, in order to improve antenatal care and maternity services in 6 European countries