Maternal bonding in pregnancy appears to be an important factor, which may influence psychical and physical
development of the child both before and after the birth. One of the significant determining factors of such influence
is change in the general life style of the pregnant woman, which correspond with the strength of the maternal bonding.
The study brings information on the basis of an empirical research, which was done, in ninetieths at a Research
Institute of the Child Health in Brno. The investigated group comprised of 481 pregnant women who were all living
in Brno. Results of our research bring the information about relations between the strength of maternal bonding and
occupational position of the pregnant women, intensity of working activities and the way of spending their leisure
time. Beside it, out research informs about some health risk activities in pregnancy and their relations to the formation
of the emotional bonding towards unborn child.
maternal bonding in pregnancy, life style, smoking, alcohol drinking.