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MEMBERSHIP in the Association for Birth Psychology

Membership is open to all that are professionally interested in the psychological impact of pregancy and birth on personality:
psychologists, psychiatrists, obstetricians, midwives, nurces, academicians, researchers, social workers, sociologists, therapists.......................









click on the following link for the BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, the official journal of the ASSOCIATION FOR BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY.


It contains commentary, theory and research by an array of professionals concerned with the psychological impact of birth and related stages

Some of the related areas of interest:

BIRTH PERSONALITY such as the cesarean personality, the breech personality and the premature personality.

THE FETAL PERSONALITY AND DEVELOPMENT

RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS between the obstetrician and parents, marital issues and adjustments, the impact of the extended family and other important others, the relationship of parents and siblings to the unborn and the newborn, and Social support systems.

POST-NATAL ISSUES:
The neonate and infant
Parental and family adjustment


PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS: The pregnant therapist, counseling expectant parents and dealing with the transition to parenthood, birth trauma resolution, the emotional impact of birth on later maladaptive expressions in the adult.

THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS such as Personality theory that incorporates birth and related stages, the impact of stages from conception through the postnatal period and obstetrical considerations, the implications for social and interpersonal communication throughout life, and contributions of pregnancy and childbirth to the development of the psyche and patterns of emotional, mental and behavioral expression.

OBSTETRICAL CONSIDERATIONS: obstetrical proceedures, labor and delivery issues. the psychology of the obstetrician.

EMPIRICAL RESEARCH.

SOCIOLOGICAL CONCERNS.




  • CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS have had an international participation by professionals from many different universities and countries

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