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Message ID: 9485
Date: 2013-11-01

Author:Debra R. Hanna

Subject:RE: Toxic stress during pregnancy

Hello Frank, I think that you might want to be more specific about the kinds of stress or distress that you mean. You should probably search the PTSD literature which relates to trauma-induced or trauma related stress. There is literature about the PTSD related to delivery of the baby when the mother’s life is suddenly in jeopardy. My own research is on moral distress, which relates more to the distress someone experiences when they see or are involved with a purposeful harm to someone or something that is highly valued (so, if a mother’s child is murdered by a neighbor and the harm to her child was on purpose, that would be an experience of moral distress overlaid on the grief/mourning, but if a mother’s child is killed in some unfortunate accident that no one could prevent, there is not a moral issue, the grief/mourning could be less complicated) There are other types of physiological stresses on pregnant women such as toxemia of pregnancy and it does adversely affect the fetus. So, not exactly sure what you are looking for with the incarceration. There is a film called Antwoine Fisher with Denzel Washington about a baby who had been born in prison, was a foster child, abused in foster care, and then tried to search for his mother. The fact that a person is born in a prison has a bearing on their self-image it seems. Good luck. Debra Hanna, PhD, RN Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY 1-516-323-3689 From: bounce-109979883-24613013@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-109979883-24613013@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Frank Vandervort Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 10:51 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Toxic stress during pregnancy Hello Listmates, I am a lawyer and am interested in learning more about the impact of toxic stress during pregnancy. I have two specific questions (and I'd really appreciate suggestions about things that I may be missing). First, I am interested to know if anyone could recommend an article, book chapter, etc., that could provide a good overview of the state of our knowledge about the impact of toxic stress during pregnancy for someone (i.e., a lawyer) who is not a researcher, etc. Secondly, I am interested to know if there have been any studies looking at the impact of a woman's incarceration as a source or form of toxic stress and the impact that this particular stressor may have on the baby. Thank you for any thoughts or leads you may be able to provide. Frank Vandervort -- Frank E. Vandervort Clinical Professor of Law University of Michigan Law School 701 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 647-3168

Hello Frank, I think that you might want to be more specific about the kinds of stress or distress that you mean. You should probably search the PTSD literature which relates to trauma-induced or trauma related stress. There is literature about the PTSD related to delivery of the baby when the mother’s life is suddenly in jeopardy. My own research is on moral distress, which relates more to the distress someone experiences when they see or are involved with a purposeful harm to someone or something that is highly valued (so, if a mother’s child is murdered by a neighbor and the harm to her child was on purpose, that would be an experience of moral distress overlaid on the grief/mourning, but if a mother’s child is killed in some unfortunate accident that no one could prevent, there is not a moral issue, the grief/mourning could be less complicated) There are other types of physiological stresses on pregnant women such as toxemia of pregnancy and it does adversely affect the fetus. So, not exactly sure what you are looking for with the incarceration. There is a film called Antwoine Fisher with Denzel Washington about a baby who had been born in prison, was a foster child, abused in foster care, and then tried to search for his mother. The fact that a person is born in a prison has a bearing on their self-image it seems. Good luck. Debra Hanna, PhD, RN Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY 1-516-323-3689 From: bounce-109979883-24613013list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-109979883-24613013list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Frank Vandervort Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 10:51 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Toxic stress during pregnancy Hello Listmates, I am a lawyer and am interested in learning more about the impact of toxic stress during pregnancy. I have two specific questions (and I'd really appreciate suggestions about things that I may be missing). First, I am interested to know if anyone could recommend an article, book chapter, etc., that could provide a good overview of the state of our knowledge about the impact of toxic stress during pregnancy for someone (i.e., a lawyer) who is not a researcher, etc. Secondly, I am interested to know if there have been any studies looking at the impact of a woman's incarceration as a source or form of toxic stress and the impact that this particular stressor may have on the baby. Thank you for any thoughts or leads you may be able to provide. Frank Vandervort -- Frank E. Vandervort Clinical Professor of Law University of Michigan Law School 701 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 647-3168