DRS. OZ & ROIZEN MISS OPPORTUNITY IN THEIR BOOK YOU: HAVING A BABY
This "call to action" comes from member Norella Hobby, (civilian) director of the New Parent Support Program at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. An RN who also has her Certificate in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology from SBGI, Norella sends this alert about You: Having a Baby, by media sensations Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen: "To stay up-to-date and provide the latest information to my clients, I constantly read/review the new things I can find. I ran across the book on CD in Barnes and Noble. I thought I was hearing things (honestly) so I bought the book to see if I was just hearing things, and there it was in black and white! @#$!"
The Directors of APPPAH created the David B. Cheek Memorial Lecture in 1997 to honor an esteemed obstetrician and colleague and to assure that David and his work will be long remembered. Dr. Cheek, who died in Santa Barbara, California, in June 1996 at the age of 84, was a pioneering practitioner and researcher who illuminated the realities of infant consciousness in both prenatal and neonatal life, and invented new approaches to infertility, premature birth, and birth trauma.
This section of the APPPAH Newsletter is intended to draw attention to items in the news that are pertinent to prenatal and perinatal psychology. APPPAH does not necessarily agree with, or vouch for, the scientific worthiness of any of the news items mentioned here. We mean merely to take note of what is going on, so that you may.
HOME BIRTH RISKS UNDER SCRUTINY IN CONTROVERSIAL NEW STUDY
An international study finds that women who plan home births recover more rapidly from childbirth, but run a greater risk of their child dying. Taking data from more than 500,000 births in North America and Europe, researchers publishing in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found death rates for babies in planned home births were double that of those in planned hospital births.