The IJBPE is running a competition from 16th October, 2020 to May 28th, 2021, focusing on pre-conception education and education for the critical 1000 days from conception to two years.
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.
This national learning report from the UK reviews the 20 maternal deaths (defined as death during pregnancy/childbirth or shortly after the end of a pregnancy) that occurred between 1st March and the 31st May, 2020 – the period of the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in England.
An important question during the pandemic has been whether mother-to-infant SARS-CoV-2 transmission can occur during breastfeeding and, if so, whether the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risk.
Plant-based diets, where foods and drinks based on or containing animal derived ingredients are avoided, have become increasingly popular.
This study, by the Editor, Mary Nolan, explored the experiences of antenatal educators of facilitating online sessions during the Covid crisis.
Babies like listening to people speaking to them, preferring this above all else complex sounds and are capable of soliciting, reciprocating or ignoring adult communications as they feel fit.
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