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Book Review by Michael Trout: Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meridith Small

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

Michael Trout reviews Meridith Small's book, Our Babies, Ourselves:  How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent.

Book Review by Jill Brennan-Cook: Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

Like a Mother, a book by Angela Garbes, is a must-read for all women who have never been pregnant, are considering pregnancy, are currently pregnant, have been pregnant, or for any individual who interacts with women pre- and perinatally. 

Breema: Parenting with the Nine Principles of Harmony

Publication Date: 
June, 2018

This article provides background and examples for how using simple principles such as No Judgment, Firmness, and Gentleness, and No Hurry/No Pause in daily life offers a means for self-care in the midst of a hectic day. 

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.

History of Pre and Perinatal (PPN) Parenting Education: A literature review

Publication Date: 
March, 2018

This literature review focuses on the history of pre- and perinatal (PPN) parenting education. The topic constituted one area examined to inform four studies included in a PhD program of research that investigated factors to consider when designing, developing, and delivering PPN parenting programs for the 21st century.