Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Editorial

Article excerpt

Welcome to the first issue of Volume 3. Due to our increasing membership, as well as the large numbers of libraries and institutions who subscribe to the Journal, we have been able to enlarge our Journal from 64 to 80 pages. This change will enhance the quality of the Journal as well as provide us with the opportunity to publish more articles, more quickly. So, if you have an idea for a paper or have been delaying finishing a paper, act now; write it and send it to us. We promise to be kind to your brain child.

In the present issue Rima Laibow discusses some very important theoretical constructs as they relate to attachment theory and the psychotherapy of children. Her article also introduces us to the relatively new approach of Holding Therapy originated by Dr. Martha G. Welch in Connecticut. Though much has been written recently on the psychological effect of ultrasound on the pregnant mother, Gary Brown's paper is the first, as far as I know, that deals with the effect of fetal imaging on the father.

Our readers are probably familiar with the works of Lewis E. Mehl. His book Mind and Matter and the one he wrote with Gayle Peterson called Birthing Normally are classics in holistic health and childbirth education. Lewis' present contribution is a good example of his total approach to the care of pregnant women. It is must reading for providers of prenatal programs. …

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