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. 29, No. 2, Winter

Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens
Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens by Michel Odent, 2013. London, England: Pinter & Martin. ISBN 978-1-78066-095-0The cover of Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens is an enlarged, pixelated image of the human hand, held up as if to say,...
Conversations from the Womb: Communicating with Your Baby during Pregnancy and before Conception
Conversations from the Womb: Communicating with your baby during pregnancy and before conception by Penny Chang, 2012. Charlotte, NC: Healing Heart Press. ISBN #9780985791605Conversations from the Womb: Communicating with your baby during pregnancy and...
Editorial
The winter months bring darkness, quiet, festivals of light, gift exchanges and other ways we celebrate connection, spirituality, and hope. The New Year is here. For JOPPPAH, we are pleased to bring a series of papers from diverse authors. First, Jamie...
Interview with Michel Odent, MD: Pioneer and Visionary in the Birthing Profession
Michel Odent studied medicine in Paris and was educated as a surgeon. He has been presented in Lancet as "one of the last real general surgeons." Dr. Odent was in charge of the surgical and maternity units of the Pithiviers Hospital (France) from 1962...
On the Psychodynamics of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome: Recent Advances in Treatment
Abstract: In medical science it is well known that the uterine conditions during the time of implantation are crucial. The "mother embryo crosstalk," or the communication between embryo and mother, lays the foundation for the later health of both, on...
Psychology as Medicine
Abstract: Drawing from the fields of surgical oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, epigenetics, and counseling psychology, this article delves into the generational impacts of experiences.Keywords: epigenetics, generational trauma, etiologyMy 55-year...
The Perinatal Genogram: A Systemic Assessment Tool
Abstract: The child-bearing years are a time of emotional and psychological vulnerability for most women. Prevalence rates for perinatal illness are as high as 25% depending on the method and timing of assessment. Current perinatal illness assessment...
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