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The Maternal-Fetus Relationship in the Uterus: Essential for Wellbeing through Life

Publication Date: 
December, 2020

In this sharing space article, the author re-emphasizes the importance of the mother’s uterus as a uniquely important place for the development of the fetus.

Book Review by Barbara Decker: Nature’s Masterplan for Birth: Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond, the Way Nature Intended

Nature’s Masterplan for Birth: Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond, the Way Nature Intended (2020) by Louise Pedersen and Anja Pedersen. Amazon Fulfillment. 224 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1-659995-86-2; ISBN-10: 1-659995-86-8.

The Influence of Parental Relationships on Childbirth: Results of a Longitudinal Study in Russia

Publication Date: 
September, 2020

In this article, safe delivery is considered from the point of view of “maternal effects.” We interviewed 158 pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy with the help of the “Pregnant Woman Attitude Test,” and studied 116 of their births after delivery. 

How Birth Providers in the United States are Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication Date: 
June, 2020

In this rapid-response article, the authors investigate the quickly shifting protocols for in-hospital and out-of-hospital births, and examine the decision making behind these changes. They ask whether COVID-19 will cause women, families, and providers to look at birthing in a different light, and whether this offers a testing ground for future policy changes to generate effective maternity care in the face of pandemics and other types of disasters.

Validating an Observational Measure of Prenatal Emotional Availability among Mothers with Depressive Symptoms

Publication Date: 
September, 2019

This article discusses a study that describes a new observational measure for assessing a mother’s prenatal emotional availability in relationship towards her unborn baby (Pre-EA).

Conscious Conception: Foundations of Emotional Development and Considerations for Professionals Working with Families

Publication Date: 
June, 2019

This article discusses ways conscious conception encompasses physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical considerations that prepare parents to welcome, nurture, and parent their baby, and that form foundations for bonding and secure attachment.

The Calming Womb Family Therapy Model: Bonding Mother and Baby from Pregnancy Forward

Publication Date: 
March, 2019

This article describes the benefits of The Calming Womb Family Therapy Model (CWFTM) is a multi-modal, integrative, early intervention approach to treating mothers and their babies from conception through the first year postnatally.

Anencephaly: Insights for Genetic Counseling

Publication Date: 
March, 2019

This article discusses the insights gathered from a study on whether genetic counseling was helpful for expectant parents in their decision-making following a prenatal diagnosis of anencephaly.


Publication Date: 
March, 2019

"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.