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Based the principles presented in the book she co-authored with Judith Acosta, LCSW, The worst is over: What to say when every moment counts, Dr. Prager focuses in this article on the application of these techniques for expectant parents. This is accomplished with reference to a wide variety of background concepts, including Native American and other traditional cultures, as well as Chaos Theory. Dr. Prager's wide experience in training doctors, nurses, and first responders how to speak in medical emergencies, including those responding to 911, provides a solid grounding in practical application of the techniques discussed.

KEY WORDS: prenatal care, emergency care, traditional cultures, Chaos Theory.


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Judith Simon Prager, PhD

JOURNAL OF PRENATAL AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH publishes research and clinical articles from the cutting edge of the science of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. The journal, published quarterly since 1986, is dedicated to the in-depth exploration human reproduction and pregnancy and the mental and emotional development of the unborn and newborn child.

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