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.
mental health, and behavior
*As influenced by physical, emotional and cognitive development
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
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