Human Development

The Sentient Prenate: What Every Parent Should Know

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Abstract: In the 1980’s parents in large numbers were first introduced to the sensitive, perceptive, conscious, and cognitive prenate. This paper summarizes the evidence from major research findings, demonstrating that prenates are 1) sensitive and aware, 2) learn and dream, and 3) are social and communicative. Well-designed experimental programs in prenatal enrichment confirm the intelligence and receptivity of womb babies. A closing section describes the special resources now available to parents who want to deliberately enhance prenatal bonding and communication.

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Build Babies Not Jails

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It takes much neglect, rejection, humiliation, physical maltreatment and sexual abuse to transform a tiny, trusting, innocent human being into a callous, cruel, and vicious person. This paper examines some of the factors that lead to the development of the violent personality from conception on. It is suggested that the answer to violence is not state violence. The answer is conscious pre and postnatal parenting supported by social institutions, laws, and practices which attend to the needs of pregnant parents, particularly, the disadvantaged.

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This article is excerpted from the opening address delivered at the 7th International Congress of APPPAH, San Francisco, September 28, 1995.

Editor's Note: This article was suggested by Dr. Verny for inclusion in this special anniversary edition of JOPPPAH. It is as relevant and timely today as when it was first printed in the Winter, 1995, 10(2) edition.

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

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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.