Medical and health professionals need to be able to support good infant mental health and recognise problems
Top 5 tips to prepare for pregnancy and birth tells the story of a North American Indian woman and how she gives birth in the wild to illustrate how best to prepare for the birth of a baby.
We as women hold within us the ultimate creative space and forces. Honouring our ‘womb’anhood enables us to gather and shape our futures and release the culmination of our creative process. When we allow ourselves to surrender to and release our power, we give birth to ourselves, our partners and our children throughout our lives.
The period of our lives that has the most impact on our personality and adult health is the period we spend in the womb. Preparing ourselves for pregnancy and bonding with our unborn babies prior to birth will help to safeguard their emotional, physical and mental health, and our relationships with them.
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 …
Breastfeeding after giving birth and sleeping with one’s infant are natural mammalian behaviours. They are in fact safety requirements to prevent contamination from outside influences and protect the newborn from predators and from harm.
Marianne will be presenting an Aware Parenting Workshop for couples and single parents on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th of November 2011 in Cape Town.