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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.

Essential reading for all educators, academics, professionals and volunteers working in the very early years, it offers the latest evidence about foetal and infant development; analyses early years policy; presents evidence-based parent education programmes and teaching and learning activities for parenting groups;  covers the needs of parents facing specific challenges; and focuses on the baby’s earliest relationships. The Journal maintains an international focus with articles from birth and parenting educators and scholars from across the world.

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EDITORIALS

Attachment, social networks and coparenting quality
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief

GUEST Editorial
Transition to motherhood in life-endangering environments
Raija-Leena Punamäki-Gitai, Professor of Psychology, University of Tampere


THE UNBORN BABY

The relationship with the unborn baby: Why it matters
Jane Barlow, Professor of Public Health in the Early Years, University of WarwicK


BECOMING PARENTS

What educators and doulas need to know about the impact of childhood abuse on women’s childbearing experiences
Penny Simkin, Physical Therapist, Educator, Birth Doula, Author

Promoting supportive coparenting relationships to engage fathers: Helping mothers to open the gate and stand back
Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan and Anna L. Olsavsky, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA


SOCIAL WORLD AROUND THE BABY

Making sense of disorganised attachment behaviour in pre-school children
David Shemmings, Professor of Child Protection Research, University of Kent

Pointers to father inclusive practice in maternal health care across the globe
Family Included Core Team


PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

The Solihull Approach Antenatal Parenting Group: Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
Hazel Douglas, Director Solihull Approach, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Midwives’ experience of delivering the Solihull Approach Antenatal Group    
Elizabeth Fagan, Sara Land, Zoe Meadows, Michelle Raza, Joanna Gavin, Hazel Douglas


SALLY’S COLUMN

Preparation for birth and parenthood: Considerations about choice
Sally Hogg, Mother, Consultant working in Children’s Services and Strategic Lead for the ‘Mums and Babies in Mind’ Project


FOCUS ON ORGANISATIONS

BookTrust
Kelly Walsh, Nicole Walker and Natasha Armstrong, BookTrust

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