Master of Education
This study explored the experiences of 8 new mothers who were survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The women completed interviews during their second trimester of pregnancy and 4-6 months following the birth of their child. Specifically, the study focused on attachment during the transition to motherhood. The women’s experiences were examined using a qualitative research design. Two major themes relating to attachment emerged from the data: Trauma and the Impact on Self in Relationships and Moving Forward into Motherhood. Implications for counselling and research are discussed.
Bellhouse, Laura E., "Exploring Attachment and the Transition to Motherhood for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse" (2013). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 1162.