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Psychosocial Stress, Anxiety and Pregnancy Complications: Issues for Public Policy
Publication Date: 03/1987
Author(s): Kathleen M Kalil

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A review of the literature regarding the relationship between psychosocial stress, anxiety, and occupation on pregnancy complications reveals several interesting patterns. Specifically, emotional reactions during pregnancy (McDonald 1968; Joffe, 1969; Spielberger & Jacobs, 1976) and stress before pregnancy (Gorsuch, 1974) have been associated with a larger number of pregnancy complications such as miscarriages, prolonged labor, breech births, and premature births. With approximately 63% of women over the age of 16 working (U.S.

Techniques for Dealing with Prenatal and Perinatal Issues in Therapy: A Bodymind Perspective
Publication Date: 03/1987
Author(s): Gay Hendricks

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Case studies are given which describe how a birth/prenatal paradigm is used to treat adult psychological disturbance. The authors discuss diagnostic cues for discriminating prenatal from perinatal issues. Several treatment techniques are explored: verbal psychotherapy, breathwork, a prenatal therapy procedure done in warm water, and movement therapy.

The Role of Prenatal Trauma in the Development of the Negative Birth Experience
Publication Date: 03/1987
Author(s): E A Barnett

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In this paper the author reviews and extends his previous researches into the negative birth experience. He notes that the incidence of the negative birth experience is constant at about 30% even in asymptomatic individuals who on further enquiry admit to restrictive feelings which have effectively limited their access to a full potential. The prominence of the negative birth experience in the production of certain symptom complexes is detailed. The negative birth experience is therefore to be considered a potent inhibiting factor to be dealt with therapeutically wherever it is discovered.

Treating the Trauma of Abortion
Publication Date: 12/1986
Author(s): Helen H Watkins

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The author describes a technique to ease the trauma of abortion to the mother by attempting to communicate with the fetus using hypnotic visualization. As a result, women who employed the technique experienced little or no guilt following abortion, with some having spontaneous miscarriages. Each one reported the experience as positive, and appeared to have opened the grieving process prior to the loss of the fetus, leading to an increased sense of continuity and completeness in the experience.Also discussed is a case of attempted but uncompleted abortion.

Frank Lake's Maternal-Fetal Distress Syndrome and Primal Integration Workshops - Part II
Publication Date: 10/1986
Author(s): Roger C S Moss

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A brief description is given of the development of Frank Lake's theory of the origin of certain fundamental disorders of personality in the emotional distress transmitted by the mother to the fetus. The theory can be stated as follows: "The behavioral reactions of a pregnant mother affect her fetus in ways which contribute to its perceptions of itself and of its environment in the womb; and these perceptions persist into adult life".Some evidence for the particular importance of what occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy is presented.

Tess: The Emotional and Physiological Effects of Prenatal Physical Trauma
Publication Date: 10/1986
Author(s): Clara Deatherage Riley

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This paper will present a verbatim account of an abreaction to the prenatal trauma of a blow to the mother's abdomen with its subsequent effects on the physical and emotional development of the person and its sequalae in adult life.The patient, whom we Tess, presented with the psychosomatic complaint of dermatitis. In this session, the dialogue concerns the exploration of this symptom and its significance to the personality. It reveals that the prenatal trauma became associated with a fear of expressing her wants and needs, resulting in a breaking out of the skin.

Essential Clinical Principles For Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Practitioners
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Author(s): Marti Glenn, Robin Cappon

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The burgeoning research in attachment theory, affective neuroscience, polyvagal theory, epigenetics, and trauma treatment has given new directions for the practice of prenatal and perinatal psychology. The authors offer essential fundamentals for the integration of these new principles into clinical practice with individuals and families from pre-conception through adulthood.

Implantation Journey: The Original Human Myth (Part 2)
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Author(s): Karlton Terry

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The implantation journey of the blastocyst/embryo is traced throughout its many biologic/embryologic transitions and transmutations. Possible psychological impacts that may arise from early stresses, imprints, and other experiences are discussed. The journeying blastocyst/embryo is sometimes portrayed as a protagonist in the transcript of each human being’s personal past. Events confronted and subsequent coping or survival styles during the journey are examined in reference to adult behavior patterns and belief systems.

The Effects of Prenatal Yoga on Birth Outcomes: A Systematic Review of the Literature
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Author(s): Kelly Riley, Emily Drake

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Importance There are limited data to demonstrate the potential impact of prenatal yoga on birth outcomes such as maternal comfort, labor duration, and infant gestational age and weight.
Objective To examine the published evidence on prenatal yoga, identify the gaps in this field of study, and to explore avenues for further research.

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