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"No Child Is Ours" The Absence of Motherhood as Reflected in Women's Poetry

Publication Date: 
December, 2018

This article explores the significance of motherhood, including historical and cultural perspectives, and considers how women who have not created a child can explore their creativity through poetry.

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 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. 

Book Review by Michael Trout: Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting after Perinatal Loss by Joann O’Leary and Jane Warland

Publication Date: 
June, 2018

This book review discusses prenatal attachment, bereavement, and supporting parents who experience pre and perinatal loss.

Examining Misperceptions about Miscarriage in U.S. Adults

Publication Date: 
June, 2018

Adults in the U.S., from a university or Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), read a vignette about a woman experiencing a miscarriage and answered questions about reactions to the vignette, predictions about the subject’s future, demographics, knowledge of miscarriage, belief in a just world, locus of control, and liking of children.