Our training in Breastfeeding and Mental Health accredited by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

We are very pleased to announce that the international Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) has accredited our training in Lactation and Mental Health for 55 L-cerps. Lactation is a fundamental part of both the psychological and physical processes of motherhood, intimately connected to the physical and emotional wellbeing of mother and baby, as well…

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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…

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Our ecosystemic focus

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…

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Conference: From Birth to Health. Lisbon, september 17-18, 2018

Over 100 scientists, artists, professionals, activists, political stakeholders and service users from around 30 countries in Europe and beyond got together to unveil the complexity within normal childbirth physiology in different populations, individuals, and contexts, with a positive, salutogenic approach.​ Now, as the 4-year project BIRTH (Building Intrapartum Research Through Health), funded by COST reaches its end this Conference…

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Promoting Respectful Maternity Care in Zimbabwe

  By Ibone Olza The European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health participated in this meeting of the Zimbabwe Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ZSOG) together with the White Ribbon Alliance to promote Respectful Maternity Care. The meeting was organised by Obstetrician Ginny Liff, who has been collaborating with midwives Caroline Maposhere and Christina Rwadon over…

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EIPMH training in Harare, Zimbabwe

Woman Centered Care – What does it mean?   This CME day is intended to explore the unfolding research and clinical relevance of the Neurobiology of Childbirth to Obstetricians, Midwives, Paediatricians, Anaesthetists , Psychiatrists and Psychologists   Guest Speaker Dr Ibone Olza Paediatric Psychiatrist and Researcher from European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health. Madrid, Spain…

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Requiem for Aurora

By Ibone Olza, MD, PhD, Perinatal Psychiatrist. Translated by Peter Hicks. At the beginning of this year, three months after giving birth to her second child, Aurora fell to the ground from a fourth-floor balcony in the middle of an episode of puerperal psychosis.This complex disease had beaten her. It was not the first time…

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