Verbal First Aid: Help Your Kids Heal From Fear and Pain—And Come Out Strong by Judith Simon Prager.
In Judith Simon Prager's latest book, , she includes material on "prenatal babies" and "premature babies and other infants." She and co-author Judith Acosta discuss research indicating that they are conscious and listening in utero, and that the mother's stress during pregnancy "can manifest in an increased chance of premature birth, reduced birth weight of the baby, reduced motor maturity in infants, sleep disorders in toddlers, unconscious coping and survival skills such as hypervigilance and hyper-reactivity, deficits in regulatory control of behavior during childhood, and psychiatric disorders in adulthood."
On Thursday, December 16th, Maureen Wolfe, our Executive Director, and I spent several hours making final arrangements for the 2011 APPPAH Congress. We are excited about returning to San Francisco, the beautiful city by the bay. The Kabuki is a small hotel located in the center of Japan town in a vibrant neighborhood just a few blocks from Union Square the center of the city. Nearby are many restaurants of all prices and ethnicity, art galleries, and coffee and tea shops. Everything is easy access. Step into the Kabuki and you find yourself in a zen-like atmosphere, calm and welcoming.
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.
INFANT FEEDING AND MATERNAL SLEEP
A study published online November 8th in the journal Pediatrics examines infant feeding methods and maternal sleep and daytime functioning during postpartum weeks 2 through 12. Researchers measured total sleep time, sleep efficiency and fragmentation, subjectively reported numbers of nocturnal awakenings, total nocturnal wake time, sleep quality and sleepiness/fatigue.