Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

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. 23, No. 1, Fall

Dispelling the Disempowering Birth Vocabulary
ABSTRACT: This article presents a very basic challenge with regard to the way in which human beings enter into this world. This is not just a challenge to the medical model, but to "natural childbirth" methods as well. It addresses the fundamentals of...
Editorial
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Michel Odent back to these pages in the lead article for this Fall, 2008, edition of the Journal. Always on the forefront of changes in our approach to birth, Dr. Odent asks us to look carefully at the vocabulary...
Prenatal Attachment and Postnatal Infant Sleep
ABSTRACT: This study examined the relationship between maternal prenatal attachment and postnatal infant sleep. Ninety first-time pregnant mothers, between 35 and 40 gestational weeks, completed the Prenatal Attachment Inventory (Müller, 1989), which...
Role of Maternal Reflective Ability for Substance Abusing Mothers
ABSTRACT: This paper reports on a study designed to explore factors contributing to better outcomes for substance abusing pregnant and parenting women in residential treatment, and, as a result, contribute to better outcomes for their children. The setting...
Sharing Space: A New Model of the Woman's Body and Potential in Childbirth
Sharing SpaceABSTRACT: Two great systems of human development, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and the Toltec lineages of Mexico, offer inspiring models of the human body, with remarkable implications for childbirth today. Shifts in the medical paradigm encourage...
The Interactional Model of Maternal-Fetal Attachment: An Empirical Analysis
ABSTRACT: An Interactional Model of Maternal-Fetal Attachment was empirically studied to analyze contributions of fetal characteristics and psycho an alytic and ecological components. Ninety-nine women during their third trimester were administered questionnaires...
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