Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Editorial

Article excerpt

In the lead article by Drs. Weiss and Goebel we learn about how parents' touch can impact their preterm infants in their research study entitled, "Parents' Touch of Their Preterm Infants and its Relationship to Their State of Mind Regarding Touch." These authors are to be congratulated for their attempt to empirically measure the complexities of touch. Their investigation yielded fascinating results, one of which is that patterns of touch in parents are found in family of origin styles of touch. Particularly interesting is the development of measures sensitive enough to quantify mothers' touch versus father's touch.

Dr. MacLean's unique work offers readers a look at the compelling subject of the transpersonal dimensions of pre/perinatal life. This is the uncharted ground of the unborn child's journey and a possible link to the pre-existence of the soul. While critiques might come from the larger scientific community around how one could realistically study such a subject, we applaud Dr. MacLean's exploratory work, which is based on the solid ground of discovering qualitative road maps before embarking on empirical study. Her article is entitled, "Transpersonal Dimensions in Healing Trauma of the Unborn Child." And for the reader who might want a little bit more understanding of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), that was utilized in uncovering transpersonal dynamics, a quick search on the Internet would be informative.

We are very pleased to also include two articles from students in this issue as well. The first offering is by Tara Blasco, a doctoral candidate at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (SBGI). Under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Verny the paper addresses that issue rarely voiced in the field of assisted reproductive technology (ART), namely the psychological effects on those not conceived naturally in "Assisted Reproductive Technology: Psychological Effects on Offspring. …

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