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. 19, No. 2, Winter

Editorial
In this edition of the journal we consider some of the prenatal and perinatal original experiences that produce immense suffering later in life. Some of these behaviors are suicidality, the sequelae of abortion attempts, and the development of personality...
Graduation Address Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
KEY WORDS: Prenatal and perinatal psychology, attachment, neuroscience, emotion, self-regulation, somatic psychologyFaculty, students, and guests,It is a privilege to be here with you celebrating this graduation ceremony of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute....
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. (2003). New York: Bantam Books. 348 pages. ISBN 0-553-38115-6.Ina May Gaskin is arguably the most recognized midwife in the United States. Her new book is a clear-eyed look at what birth has become and...
Malattachment and the Self Struggle
ABSTRACT: The author's doctoral dissertation, Malattachment and the Self Struggle, offers an in-depth portrait of intergenerational attachment disruption, its relationship to depression and defensive personality disorders, and approaches to healing-all...
On Tyrants as Abortion Survivors
ABSTRACT: In this paper, an extension of an earlier paper (Sonne, 2002b), the author advances the thesis that murderous sibling rivalry, one of the psychological and social consequences of the threat of being aborted, is a major dynamic operative in...
Primal Health Research: Two Essays
KEY WORDS: I. Oxytocin, hormone, primal health, endorphins, labor and delivery; II. gestational diabetes, obstetrics, nocebo effect, hypertensionI. MARGARET THATCHER AND OXYTOCIN: 1979History can be explored from multiple perspectives.The roles played...
SHARING SPACE: Obstetrics and Attachment
ABSTRACT: In the last 30 years there has been an increasing amount of psychological investigation into attachment. At the same time there appears in this literature to be a gap in the discussion of what may be the origins of early detachment of the child...
Suicide and Pre-And Perinatal Psychotherapy
ABSTRACT: The relationship between negative events from conception to birth, and suicide, is explored. From extensive experiential work with clients, based on the work of the British psychiatrist Dr. Frank Lake, the author stresses that something else...
The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development
The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development by Sharon Heller, PhD. (1997). New York: Henry Holt. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-5354-9.Quite simply, developmental psychologist Sharon Heller's The Vital Touch is...
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