Against the judicalization of childbirth in Spain

  Official statement addressed to leading Spanish institutions in the field of health and equality   Madrid, February 17th, 2020   From the association El Parto es Nuestro and other associations working for the improvement of maternity care, we want to warn of the current dangers of judicialization and criminalisation of childbirth in Spain. This…

UN: Obstetric violence is a human rights violation

  A UN report published in April 2019 warns against “the widespread and systematic phenomenon of violence towards women and girls in reproductive services”, and urges states to “address the structural problems and root causes of violence against women in reproductive health services, with a focus on childbirth and obstetric violence.” We publish below an…

Emotional puerperium

By Esther Ramírez Matos, perinatal psychologist and systemic therapist   I remember the day when, with my almost one month old baby in the pediatrician waiting room, I thought for the first time about the concept of puerperium, or postpartum. My healthcare provider had previously explained that this next visit would be with the regular…

Scholarships call | Breastfeeding and Mental Health Training

We are granting 5 full scholarships for our Breastfeeding and Mental Health Training After the success of the first edition in spanish of the pioneering and innovative  Training in Breastfeeding and Mental Health, the European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health offers 5 scholarships to study the 1st edition of Training in Breastfeeding and Mental Health in…

The European Institute for Perinatal Mental Health Honored by the International Marcé Society and the White Swan Foundation

From left to right: Isabel Fernandez del Castillo and Ibone Olza (European Institute for Perinatal Mental Health), Jane Fisher (President of The International Marcé Society), Prabha Chandra (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)  co-organiser of the Congress   Monday, October 1, 2018   Bangalore, India. On Friday, September 28th, the European Institute for Perinatal…

Our ecosystemic focus in perinatal mental health

Eco-systemic Focus The Institute takes an eco-systemic approach to the perinatal period, which recognizes and integrates the importance of: the neurobiological processes of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, with a special emphasis on the emotional needs of babies and the mother-baby dyad, the understanding that the natural habitat of the newborn is the mother, and…