Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Editorial

Article excerpt

I have the pleasure of introducing to you a really exciting issue of our Journal. To start with we are treated to David Chamberlain's "The Significance of Birth Memories" which is an excerpt from his recently published Babies Remember Birth. It is a trail-blazing article and represents over ten years of research and clinical work by David.

Bertil Jacobson is a physician and head of the department of medical engineering at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. In his paper he shows that infants are very much affected in later life by what happens to them at birth. This is truly a landmark study painstakingly researched and fully documented. Yet, Dr. Jacobson tells me that he was unable to get it published anywhere for years.

The psychotic person often presents imagery, hallucinations and behavior that reflect pre- and peri-natal stress. Moira Fitzpatrick who works in a therapeutic community that offers intensive therapy for severely disturbed patients describes the method of body therapy which has proven beneficial to these individuals. …

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