Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

The history of Mother-Baby Units (MBUs) in France and Belgium and of the French version of the Marcé checklist.: Mother-Baby Units and Marcé checklist in France and Belgium

Abstract : Until fairly recently, mentally ill mothers were separated from their new-borns because of the potential danger to the baby. Over the past 50 years, however, we have learned more about the perinatal period, with the development of child psychiatry and interest in maternal postpartum disorders. This knowledge has led psychiatric departments to develop new ways to provide care without separating mentally ill mothers from their babies. Joint full-time admissions began in Great Britain in 1948. The first Mother-Baby Unit (MBU) in France opened in 1979 and in Belgium in 1990. In 2003, there are 17 MBUs in France and 3 in Belgium. From 1995 to 1998, Odile Cazas and Nine Glangeaud, working with a group of child and adult psychiatrists and psychologists, adapted the English Marcé Checklist to the French and Belgian health and child protective systems and added items useful for research.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://www.hal.inserm.fr/inserm-00469286
Contributor : Nayla Debs <>
Submitted on : Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 12:23:06 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:21:37 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, July 5, 2010 - 8:15:24 PM

Files

inserm-00469286_edited.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Odile Cazas, Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal. The history of Mother-Baby Units (MBUs) in France and Belgium and of the French version of the Marcé checklist.: Mother-Baby Units and Marcé checklist in France and Belgium. Archives of Women's Mental Health, Springer Verlag, 2004, 7 (1), pp.53-8. ⟨10.1007/s00737-003-0046-0⟩. ⟨inserm-00469286⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

192

Files downloads

878