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Book Review by Courtney Williams: An Integrative Approach to Treating Babies and Children: A Multidisciplinary Guide:John Wilks, Editor

Publication Date: 
December, 2018

In this article, Courtney Williams reviews An Integrative Approach to Treating Babies and Children, which explores the use of such an approach on one of the most vulnerable populations, our babies.

Delphi Birth Professional Study: Factors Needed for Pre- and Perinatal Parenting Programs

Publication Date: 
December, 2018

Using a three-round hybrid Delphi methodology, the current study utilized a panel of “expert” birth professionals (n=20 after three rounds) to examine content and logistical factors that may be most effective for inclusion in the design, development, and delivery of pre- and perinatal (PPN) parenting programs of the 21st century.

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.