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Prenatal Bonding (BA): A Method for Encountering the Unborn Introduction and Case Study

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September 2010

Part I - Introduction: Prenatal Bonding BA (*Bindungsanalyse by Raffai) provides the possibility of creating an intense bonding between mother and fetus, of being witness to the development of the fetus in the womb, to realize early prenatal traumas as well to have the chance for immediate healing. In this respect the method is at the same time an instrument of pre- and perinatal research, an empowerment of bonding between mother and fetus and a great help for giving birth much more easily.

References: 

Emerson, W. (1996/2000). Collected works I and II: The treatment of birth trauma in infants and children and pre- and perinatal regression therapy. Petaluma, CA: Emerson Training Seminars.

Emerson, W. (1997) Birth trauma: The psychological effects of obstetrical interventions.

Petaluma, CA: Emerson Training Seminars.

Emerson, W. (1999). Shock a universal malady. Prenatal and Perinatal Origins of suffering. Petaluma, CA: Emerson Training Seminars

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Piontelli, A. (2002). Twins: From fetus to child. London: Routledge.

Raffai, J. (1995), The psychoanalysis of somatic sensations. The prenatal roots of schizophrenia. International Journal of Prenatal and Prenatal Psychology and Medicine, 7(1), 39-42.

Raffai, J. (1997) Mother-child bonding analysis in the prenatal realm. International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, 9(4), 407-415

Raffai, J. (1998a). Towards a new psychotherapeutic approach of schizophrenia. Presented at the WPA Symposium, Washington D.C.

Raffai, J. (1998b). Mother-baby bonding analysis: The strange events of a queer world. International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, 10(2), 163-173.

Raffai, J. & Hidas, G. (2006). Nabelschnur der Seele (The Soul's Umbilical Cord). Giessen, Germany: Psychosozial-Verlag.

Raffai, J. (2009). Die Tiefendimensionen der Schwangerschaft im Spiegel der Bindungsanalyse (Deeper dimensions of pregnancy in the mirror of Prenatal Bonding BA). In: Blazy, H (Hrsg) Wie wenn man eine innere Stimme hört (As if you hear an inner voice) pp. 41-50. Heidelberg , Germany: Matthes Verlag

Schroth, G. (2009). Bindungsanalyse nach Raffai und Hidas. Eine einführung (Prenatal Bonding (BA) by Raffai and Hidas: An introduction). International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine 22(3-4), 343-347.

Cesarean Birth Stories

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December 2007

The purpose of this phenomenological study is to better understand the impact and implications of a cesarean birth on later adult behavior patterns. A written survey was designed using Dr. William R. Emerson?s questionnaire The Evaluation of Obstetrical Trauma: A Questionnaire (1997). Forty statements were developed to represent behaviors believed to relate to birth via cesarean section. Four cesarean-born women participated in the study. Each completed the questionnaire and was interviewed by telephone about the statements she thought best applied to her experience.

References: 

Arms, S. (1994). Immaculate deception II: Myth, magic and birth. Berkley, California, Celestial Arts.

Chamberlain, D. (1988). Babies remember birth: And other extraordinary scientific discoveries about the mind and the personality of your newborn. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Emerson, W. (1997). Birth trauma: The psychological effect of obstetrical interventions. Petaluma, CA: Emerson Training Seminars.

Emerson, W. (1998). Birth trauma: The psychological effects of obstetrical interventions. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 13(1), 11-44.

Emerson, W. (2001). Treating cesarean birth trauma during infancy and childhood. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 15(3), 177-192.

English, J. (1994). Being born caesarean: Physical and psychosocial aspects. International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, 6(3), 381-394 .

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Martin, J. A., Hamilton, B. E., Sutton, P. D., Ventura, S. J., Menacker, E, & Kirmeyer, S. (2006). Births: Final data for 2004. National vital statistics reports, 55(1). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.

McCarty, W. (2002). Keys to healing and preventing foundational trauma: What babies are teaching us. Bridges-ISSSEEM Magazine, 73(4), 8-12.

Verny, T, & Kelly, J. (1981). The secret life of the unborn child. New York: Dell.