VOLUME 9 ISSUE 3

FOCUS ON: EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EXTRA CHALLENGES: SENSORY IMPAIRMENT, AUTISM AND DOWN SYNDROME

An independent not for profit journal, supporting you to support parents in the critical 1000 days.
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IJBPE Poster Competition 2022

Following the success of the 2021 video competition, the ijbpe is running a poster competition in 2022.

Create a striking poster that contains information which is specifically tailored to fathers, partners and people supporting the birthing mother.

Supporting you to support parents in the critical 1000 days

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.

We offer:

  • Articles from leading academics making the world explaining the current state of knowledge in the very early years
  • Articles presenting best practice in caring for families maiking the transition to parenthood
  • Challenging editorials from policy makers and key thinkers
  • Brief summaries of the latest research
  • Articles describing the work of third sector organisations caring for parents and children
  • Extracts from the latest books for practitioners and parents
  • Reflective tools
  • Teaching activities for use with parent groups

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The need for a better folic acid fortification policy

The need for a better folic acid fortification policy

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of relatively common fatal or severely disabling birth defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly.

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Pregnant Women Produce Super Antibodies to Protect Newborns, Now Scientists Know How

Pregnant Women Produce Super Antibodies to Protect Newborns, Now Scientists Know How

Scientists discovered years ago that newborn infants depend upon immune components transferred from their mothers to survive the onslaught of pathogens that begin invading their bodies as soon as they are born.

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New research challenges established ideas about infant crying

New research challenges established ideas about infant crying

Research project at Aarhus University provides a new understanding of what can be defined as normal and excessive crying among infants.

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIRTH & PARENTS EDUCATION

Introduction to The Journal

The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education is an independent, international, not for profit publication aimed at professionals and lay educators working across the transition to parenthood.

Founded seven years ago by Professor of Perinatal Education, Mary Nolan, and Consultant Perinatal Educator, Shona Gore, the Journal is published quarterly and each issue explores key topics in the critical 1000 days, including pre-conception education, education in pregnancy and for labour and birth, perinatal mental health, infant feeding, early child development and parenting programmes.

FREE ARTICLES

FREE Articles from the IJBPE

These articles are free for you to browse.

They illustrate some of the topics that the Journal covers and the way in which it covers them. We hope you find them interesting, informative and accessible.

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in pregnancy

The health risks for pregnant women who contract COVID-19 disease are concerning.  Unvaccinated pregnant women are more likely to require hospitalisation and treatment for COVID-19 compared to those vaccinated. 

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Induction: How to explain choices to parents when the choices aren’t clear

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.

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Preconception Health, Education and Care: Making and celebrating progress

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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