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Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health is a journal covering the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. Since it was founded in 1986, it is printed quarterly by the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health.Subjects for Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health include: Psychology and Psychiatry; Medicine and Surgery.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, Winter

A Comparison of Emotional State and Support in Women at High and Low Risk for Preterm Birth, with Diabetes in Pregnancy, and in Non-Pregnant Professional Women
ABSTRACT: The authors examine psychosocial factors involved in producing pregnancy complications. An initial descriptive study of the development of psychosocial profiles of three groups of pregnant women (high and low risk for preterm birth and with...
Birth Trauma and Suicide: A Study of the Relationship between Near-Death Experiences at Birth and Later Suicidal Behavior
ABSTRACT: The relationship between birth trauma and suicide is discussed. A critique of psychoanalytic theory is presented. A number of studies linking suicide to birth trauma are surveyed. A synthetic theory of this relationship is described and the...
Editorial
I read an interesting editorial recently. It was by Dr. Bruce P. Squires and was in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (Vol. 142, No. 7, p. 713-714). In that editorial, Dr. Squires makes this point:In a study of what parts of a scientific journal...
Effect of Receiving Genetic Counseling on Pre-Event Anxiety in Genetic Amniocentesis Patients
ABSTRACT: Data were obtained as part of a larger experimental study of 48 genetic amniocentesis patients, ages 21 to 40. Information about genetic counseling was obtained through the demographic data questionnaire. State anxiety was measured before the...
Maternal Psychological Characteristics and Intrauterine Growth Retardation
ABSTRACT: Scores on six psychosocial questionnaires were compared to the risk of delivering an IUGR infant. In the second trimester, scales for stress, anxiety, social support, mastery, self esteem, and depression were prospectively administered to 1500...
Prenatal Stress and Handedness among Offspring
ABSTRACT: Stressful experiences recalled by 270 mothers beginning a year prior to pregnancy through to the end of pregnancy were compared for right, left, and mixed handed offspring of both sexes. For the male offspring, mothers of left handers recalled...
Proto-Rhythms: Basis for the Birth of Musical Intelligence and Language Expression
ABSTRACT: This paper refers to the role of proto-rhythms in future musical acquisition as basis for the birth of musical intelligence and language expression. It also analyzes the role of rhythm in the very early vocal expressions of newborn babies and...