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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.

PHYSIOLOGICAL BIRTH PREPARATION

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.

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.