By Gina Ferrara Mori

From being pregnant to Motherhood: Psychoanalytic elements of the start of the mother-child relationship explores the psychological states linked to being pregnant, start and the early days of motherhood from a psychoanalytic point of view. Drawing on medical learn findings and the baby commentary technique initially built by way of Esther Bick, the members study a number subject matters which come with: how women's view of motherhood is inspired by way of social, cultural and biotechnological components; how women's experience of identification adjustments all through being pregnant and motherhood; how women's relationships along with her kinfolk, companion and destiny baby are formed; and the way psychological future health execs can larger comprehend how one can paintings with problems with maternal and child psychological health.

Gina Ferrara Mori presents the examine of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists operating in numerous settings with mothers-to-be exploring their feelings, needs, goals, phantasies, fears throughout the "time" within which they stay up for the beginning in their child and adventure a few of the levels in their our bodies’ improvement. Their paintings discusses the explicit and intricate developmental method in woman identification which the authors have termed the development of the 'internal motherhood/inner maternity' which turns into a 'psychic box' setting up the pre-conditions for constructing bonds, affection and their courting with the newborn as soon as it's been born.

From being pregnant to Motherhood develops and elaborates theoretical pondering and study already to be had in addition to featuring new fabric, it will be stimulating studying for psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychotherapists, gynaecologists, paediatricians, ultrasound medical professionals and technicians, midwives, social employees, healthcare assistants, registered and functional nurses, lecturers and students.

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Over the years, as the implementation of the Infant Observation method expanded, the preliminary interview took up a different relevance in the sense of considering it the beginning of the observation and to acknowledge its value in terms of what the future mother-child relationship was going to become. There are two areas in which this new development has become mature: the Infant Observation groups and the implementation of the method for research purposes. In the early eighties, Gina Ferrara Mori described, in her work with observation groups, a preparatory phase that coincided with the need to wait to find the mothers-to-be and wait for the births of the babies, when the observers’ resistances were made explicit and dealt with, along with their doubts, possible obstacles, and when a particular attention was devoted to getting ready for the initial meetings with the mothers.

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