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When the Breast Says No The Missing Link: A Case Study

Publication Date: 
June, 2018

This paper addresses the important questions about the impact of deep emotional issues rooted in the mother’s early childhood on her pregnancy, breastfeeding, bonding with her baby and the baby’s development.

The Intellectual Marginalization of Childbirth and its Real-World Implications

Publication Date: 
March, 2018

This paper focuses on the topic of childbirth, exploring the history of its marginalization within the humanities. This paper demonstrates that ignoring birth on an intellectual level contributes to diminishing the topic more broadly on the cultural level, and this has real-world implications for how our societies treat children, women, and families.

New Fashioned Families: An Investigation of Bonding with Families Created Using Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogac

Publication Date: 
March, 2018

This paper looks at the bonding process that is unique to the population of families created via assisted reproductive technology. A pilot study of parents, surrogates, and intended parents from four families was conducted via interviews using a phenomenological interview process, and in some cases, the subjects were also administered the Maternal-Infant Bonding Survey (MIBS) that identifies bonding disruptions. MIBS specialist, Dr. Antonio Madrid, determined results from the MIBS.