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 longitudinal, population-based study from Victoria, Australia, examined the frequency of periconception alcohol use (prior to becoming aware of a pregnancy) among 289 women who were in the third trimester of pregnancy, and explored whether this correlated with the extent to which the women had used alcohol during adolescence and young adulthood.
A longitudinal cohort study from Australia has demonstrated that the well-known association between mental health problems and contact with the criminal justice system in adults and adolescents can be identified at an earlier developmental stage and extends to police contact for any reason.
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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