ASSOCIATION FOR BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY

 
HOMEMEMBERSHIPBirth Psych BulletinBIRTH PERSONALITYCONTACT INFORMATION
 

WELCOME TO
THE ASSOCIATION FOR BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY

BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY IS A DEVELOPING DISCIPLINE CONCERNED WITH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF THE BIRTH EXPERIENCE AND RELATED STAGES ON THE INDIVIDUAL THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFE.
*On personality, mental health, and behavior
*As influenced by physical, emotional and cognitive development
*As affected by social and cultural factors
*For the child, from infancy through adulthood
*For the parents and other important others
*The fetal personality from conception on
*Pregnancy and pre-natal influences
*The psychology of obstetrics and childbirth
*the transition to parenthood

RECOMMENDED READING:
The Psychology of Birth
by Leslie Feher, Ph.D.

The ASSOCIATION FOR BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY, the first organization of its kind, was founded in 1978 to establish birth psychology as a viable specialty and to allow many diverse professionals to advance theoretical development, empirical research and clinical application, by obtaining a broad spectrum of inquiry into this dynamic area of study.

The BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN is the official journal of the ASSOCIATION FOR BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY and is intended as a vehical of communication to those allied professionals who together create the specialty of Birth Psychology. It contains articles from clinical, empirical and theoretical perspectives