This Video offers a description of the intense but quite normal psychological work engaged in by a pregnant woman as she awaits the birth of her child. It examines how the psychological work changes the pregnant woman's relationship with her mate and what difference this work makes for her future relationship with the baby throughout the infant's development.
It all comes together at labor and delivery to the benefit or detriment of the mother-infant dyad. This piece looks at how the father finds a place in the process and how he prepares for the newborn's arrival.
Developed as an educational tool for the training of infant mental-health clinicians, child development professionals, health-care professionals, and for childbirth preparation instructors.
Available As: DVD
Produced By: Michael Trout, Director of the Infant-Parent Institute
Running Time: 56 minutes