Implantation Journey: The Original Human Myth (Part I)

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July 2013
The implantation journey of the blastocyst/embryo is traced throughout its many biologic/embryologic transitions and transmutations. Possible psychological impacts that may arise from early stresses, imprints, and other experiences are discussed. The journeying blastocyst/embryo is sometimes portrayed as a protagonist in the transcript of each human being’s personal past. Events confronted and subsequent coping or survival styles during the journey are examined in reference to adult behavior patterns and belief systems.
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Shoulder Dystocia: How the Body Holds the Experience and How the Psyche Resolves It

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July 2012

Birthing professionals are charged with the responsibility of freeing the baby whose head appears but whose shoulders remain stuck. How they manage this stressful obstacle and how the experience imprints the baby both physiologically and psychologically are examined in this paper through the application of body-centered therapy.

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Gherman, R. B., Goodwin, T. M., Souter, I., Neumann, K., Ouzounian, J. G., & Paul, R. H. (1997). The McRoberts maneuver for the alleviation of shoulder dystocia: How successful is it? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 176, 656-661.
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Hoffman, M. K., Bailit, J. L., Branch, D. W., Burkman, R. T., Van Veldhusien, P., Lu, L., . . . Zhang, J., for the Consortium on Safe Labor (2011). A comparison of obstetric maneuvers for the acute management of shoulder dystocia. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 117(6), 1272-1278.
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Recreating Ourselves: Ground-Breaking Research for a New Humanity

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May 2008

The intention of this paper is to introduce interdisciplinary research challenging the foundations of self-growth fields and leading to the birth of a new humanity. The paper briefly summarizes relevant literature and introduces new adult verbal and nonverbal typologies with origins in four key preverbal developmental stages (conception, prenatal, birth and bonding). Interdisciplinary contributing fields included are embryology, neurobiology, attachment theory, body-centered psychotherapy, somatic psychology, and prenatal and perinatal psychology.

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Sonne, J. C. (1997). Interpreting the dread of being aborted in therapy. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 11(4), 185-214.

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Supporting Babies' Wholeness in the 21st Century: An Integrated Model of Early Development

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March 2006

A holonomic holographic integrated model of early development is introduced reflecting clinical findings from prenatal and perinatal psychology as well as current western early development thought.

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Wendy Anne McCarty, PhD, RN, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute

Wendy Anne McCarty, PhD, RN, Co-author, Founding Chair and Faculty, Prenatal and Perinatal Graduate Program, SBGI. Dr. McCarty presents and provides seminars in prenatal and perinatal psychology, Being with Babies, authentic family living, integrative PPN practice, and energy psychology. In her private practice, she works with professionals and families to bring these into their research, education, professional practice, agencies, and family living. Research for Welcoming Consciousness and the Integrated Model was supported through a grant from the New Earth Foundation. Extensive excerpts from Welcoming Consciousness have been incorporated with permission from the author and publisher. Contact information: Website: www.wondrousbeginnings.com. Email: wmccarty@west.net.

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