- Delicate, A., Ayers, S. and McMullen, S. (2022). Health-care practitioners’ assessment and observations of birth trauma in mothers and partners. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 40(1), pp. 34–46. doi:10.1080/02646838.2020.1788210.
- Delicate, A., Ayers, S. and McMullen, S. (2020). Health care practitioners’ views of the support women, partners, and the couple relationship require for birth trauma: current practice and potential improvements. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 21. doi:10.1017/s1463423620000407.
- Delicate, A. and Coates, R. (2019). Highlights from the 39th Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology conference, London 2019. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37(5), pp. 453–454. doi:10.1080/02646838.2019.1673566.
- Delicate, A., Ayers, S. and McMullen, S. (2018). A systematic review and meta-synthesis of the impact of becoming parents on the couple relationship. Midwifery, 61, pp. 88–96. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.02.022.
- Delicate, A., Ayers, S., Easter, A. and McMullen, S. (2018). The impact of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress on a couple’s relationship: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(1), pp. 102–115. doi:10.1080/02646838.2017.1397270.
- Delicate, A. (2016). Another twinkle in the eye: contemplating another pregnancy after perinatal mental illness. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34(3), pp. 324–325. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1175553.
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Amy is a PhD student in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research Group. Amy joined in October 2015 on a matched funded PhD studentship with the City University of London and NCT. Amy works as an NCT Antenatal Teacher facilitating education and support to parents in the West Midlands.
Amy’s current research aims to understand the impact of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder on a couple’s relationships and best practice for required support.
- Postnatal posttraumatic stress disorder
- Couple relationships in the transition to parenthood
- Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research
- Professor Susan Ayers (City University of London)
- Dr Sarah McMullen (NCT, London)
- BSc (Hons) Production and Operations Management, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, Jan 1997 – Jan 2000
Amy is working towards a PhD researching the support that is required by couples' relationships following traumatic childbirth. Amy is using mixed methods to identify the impact of traumatic childbirth on the couple relationship, evaluate the role of support and propose best practice.
Amy is currently conducting a review and meta-synthesis of the impact of traumatic childbirth on couples’ relationships.
Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research
Professor Susan Ayers (City University London)
Dr Sarah McMullen (NCT)
Publications by category
Internet publications (2)
- Ayers, S. and Delicate, A. (2016). Recognising and acting on perinatal mental health.
- Delicate, (2015). Reflection points of dealing with birth trauma.
Journal articles (6)
- Delicate, A review and meta-synthesis of the impact of traumatic childbirth on couples' relationships. Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2016.