My body does not forget

By Esther Ramírez Matos, perinatal psychologist and family therapist My body spoke to me again, last night while I was calmly reading a novel about maternity. As a traumatic birth was described, after which mother and infant were separated, I felt an intense pain in my pelvic area; I had not been so uncomfortable in…

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…

Postpartum Psychosis Awareness Campaign

[Photo by Jenna Norman on Unsplash]   With the collaboration of the British association Action on Postpartum Psychosis and on the occasion of World Maternal Mental Health Day 2019, the European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health launches a campaign to raise awareness, inform and promote the improvement in health care for women who suffer from…

Olga Gouni: “Our prenatal life influences us throughout life; Being aware makes us free”

Interview with Olga Gouni, director of Cosmoanelixis. psychotherapist and researcher specialized in Prenatal Psychology. Professor at the University of Kapodistrian, Greece; editor of the magazine: The International Journal of Prenatal & Life Sciences; author of the books “100 years of Prenatal Psychology” and “Stories from Embryoland”, among others. Olga holds a masterclass on 25th and…