The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education is a quarterly publication focusing on policy, research and best practice in parent support and education from pregnancy to two.
We know that pregnancy and the first years of parenting are ‘a teachable moment’ when mothers and fathers are exceptionally open to making changes in their lives. As a reader of the IJBPE, you are someone who wants to make a difference to children’s lives by using your knowledge and skills to educate and support mothers and fathers as they make the transition to parenthood.
Inside the IJBPE, you will find:
• What leading academics across the world are saying about parent education in the very early years
• How health and social care practitioners are translating new knowledge into best practice
• What the policy makers are saying about systems to support and educate new parents and those working with them
The IJBPE is essentially a Journal for professionals who are out there in the community, or who are planning a career working with mothers and fathers in the earliest years of their children’s lives. At the end of each year, the Journal’s 4 issues will have updated you on the latest thinking and the very best practice in parent education and support. You will be inspired to continue to support new mothers and fathers to the best of your ability, in the knowledge that it is parents who shape their children’s futures.
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What's in the Spring Issue - Volume 5 Issue 3
Focus on Preperation for Labour and Birth
Fear, birth, advice and ‘the evidence’
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief
A mindful approach to childbirth education and preparation for childbirth
Lorna Davies, Head of Midwifery, Lorna Davies, Head of Midwifery, Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand
Maternity care: Do as I say and no one gets hurt
Alexandra Smith, Childbirth Educator and Tutor
Taking valproate during pregnancy is a serious risk: An update on practice implications
Jonathan Sher, Independent Consultant and Visiting Expert at Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
Two for the price of one: The impact of body image during pregnancy and after birth
Susie Orbach, PhD and Holli Ruben, Psychotherapist
‘Just breathe’: How yoga for pregnancy can enable women to use pain-management strategies effectively in labour
Virginia Campbell, formerly Head of education and Practice at NCT, UK
Competing discourses of risk and woman-centred care: Challenges for midwives and women
Bernie Divall, Research Fellow in Maternity Care, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK
Evidence based therapeutic approaches to intervening when young children have witnessed domestic violence: Child-Parent Psychotherapy
Jenny Griffiths, Primary Infant Mental Health Specialist & Clinical Psychologist
PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The Ububele Home Visiting Project: A preventative infant mental health intervention for Alexandra, South Africa
Katharine Frost, Clinical Director and Educational Psychologist affiliated to Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust Nicola Dawson, Head of Ububele Umdlezane Parent Infant Programme and Counselling Psychologist Tony Hamburger, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust
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Volume 1Issue 2 - Focus on Education for Birth
Issue 3 - Focus on Fathers
Issue 4 - Focus on Nuturing and Nutrition
Volume 2Issue 1 - Focus on Play
Issue 2 - Focus on Sleep and Soothing
Issue 3 - Focus on Parents and Children with Learning Disabilities
Issue 4 - Focus on Education for Calm Parenting
Volume 3Issue 1 - Open Focus
Issue 2 - Focus on Family Nurse Partnership/ Nurse-Family Partnership
Issue 3 - Focus on Relationships
Supplement No.1: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 1 ‘Improving Relationships in the Perinatal Period: What Works?’
Issue 4 - Focus on Preparation and Support for Labour and Birth?
Supplement: 2016 IJBPE Conference ‘Parent Education Today: Walking the Walk’. Practice Pointers from the Conference Workshops
Volume 4Issue 1 - Focus on Attachment
Supplement No.2: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 2 ‘Improving Attachment in Babies: What Works?’
Issue 2 - Focus on Peer Support
Issue 3 - Focus on Parenting in Difficult Circumstances
Supplement No.3: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 3 'Antenatal Anxiety and Depression: What Should We Be Doing?'
Issue 4 - Focus on preconception education, FASD, and prematurity
Volume 5Issue 1 - Focus on School Readiness
Supplement No.3: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 3 ‘The Relationship with the Unborn Baby: Why it Matters’
Issue 2 - Focus on Fostering and Adoption