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Prenatal Parenting: The Complete Psychological and Spiritual Guide to Loving Your Unborn Child

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Book - Parent


"Wirth (clinical associate professor of pediatrics, Tufts Univ. Sch. of Medicine) has been working with premature babies for more than 20 years. He was also physician to Elizabeth Carr, the first U.S. test tube baby. His experiences and research have led him to believe that quality medical care does not guarantee a healthy baby; just as vital is the "psychological and spiritual content of your life." Everything women (and their partners) think, feel, and do while pregnant, he argues, has a profound impact on the child before and after birth. Here, he instructs parents-to-be on how to handle stress, avoid low self-esteem, and talk to their unborn child. Wirth contends that a parent's connection with a child is more intimate prior to birth owing to direct chemical communication. He repeatedly notes that an infant has an incredible learning capacity and that what is learned in utero and in the first few months outside the womb will set the stage for the rest of a child's life." -Library Journal


13 years and up.




Frederick Wirth


2001 Regan Books


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