The IJBPE focuses on education and support for parents in the context of the critical 1000 days, covering pre-conception, pregnancy, labour, birth, perinatal mental health, infant feeding, early child development and parenting programmes.
Pregnancy and the first years of parenting are ‘a teachable moment’ when mothers and fathers are exceptionally open to making changes in their lives. Our readership comprises professional and lay people who want to make a difference to children’s lives by using their knowledge and skills to educate and support mothers and fathers as they make the transition to parenthood.
The Journal demonstrates how research can be applied in practice and every issue supports CDP via a reflective activity to engage readers more closely with the content of the articles.
The World Health Organisation, with input from the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children’s Environmental Health and the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, has presented current global and regional caesarean section (CS) rates, and made projections for 2030.
One question childbirth educators are very likely to be asked relates to the pros and cons of induction, especially in the context of pregnancy continuing after 40 weeks.
Jonathan Sher, Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, argues for the persuasive power of affirming the positive when trying to move the preconception health agenda forward.
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