Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Editorial

Article excerpt

In this Spring 2015 issue of the journal, we bring together an important collection of topics that expand beyond the usual boundaries of our field of prenatal and perinatal psychology. We delve into homeopathic remedies for birth trauma, explore pregnancies where babies have lethal conditions, and look at postpartum depression from a family systems perspective and in the context of pressures to be "supermom". In our interview, we discuss birth issues in this country against the larger backdrop of other social movements. We hope that this issue inspires the reader to consider how far our field reaches and how much more there is to explore.

In their paper that begins with the title, "We want what's best for our baby," researchers Denise Côté-Arsenault, Heidi Krowchuk, Wendasha Jenkins Hall, and Erin Denney-Koelsch provide us with an in-depth look at the unique parenting experience of those who discover their unborn babies have lethal conditions during pregnancy. Their poignant research on this challenging situation offers an important glimpse of an understudied area of prenatal parenting.

An important contribution to this issue comes from Jamie E. Banker's paper, "Interpersonal Aspects of Postpartum Depression." Banker broadens how postpartum depression is viewed by providing a rich literature review on the topic as well as bringing forth a much needed relational perspective on this prevalent disorder. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.