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

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): Author: Clara Deatherage Riley

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): Author: Marti Glenn, Author: Robin Cappon

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): Author: Karlton Terry

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): Author: Kelly Riley, Author: Emily Drake

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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