Medical and health professionals need to be able to support good infant mental health and recognise problems
Midwifery, Pregnancy, Natural Birth and Parenting Articles
My Unassisted Birth
An overdue pregnancy and unassisted birth ended in success!
Preparation for Birth
There are many things to consider when preparing for Birth:
Ultrasound – Is it Safe During Pregnancy?
Obstetric ultrasound diagnostic techniques should carefully adhere to a cautious scientific attitude and exposure should be kept to a minimum during pregnancy.
How Loving Mothers and Babies prevents War and Violence
The human propensity for war can be prevented by starting at the beginning: Gentle and Safe Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting.
What is the Fetus Ejection Reflex?
Physiological birth is an involuntary process, related to activity in the primitive brain and body structures. It occurs best when a woman’s parasympathetic nervous system is operational and she is in a state of trust. The fetus ejection reflex is a short series of involuntary movements that result in the birth of the baby followed by transcendent feelings for the mother baby dyad.
Bowlby and Beyond: How Emotions Shape Your Baby’s Brain
Introduction Bowlby’s landmark hypothesis that attachment to a loving caregiver is the core element in optimal development from infancy to adulthood, was a great step in our understanding of babies and children. The questions he raised about the importance of relationships for the growth of a baby’s brain preceded advances in neurobiological research over the last …