Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy in the near future?
Do you want to make sure that your mental health won’t have a negative impact on your baby’s developing brain?
It is a certainty that your mental health can influence the way your developing baby’s brain is programmed while it is still in the womb. It can be a worrying thought, but there are ways that you can make sure that you reduce the risks.
In Psychology for Pregnancy: How Your Mental Health During Pregnancy Programs Your Baby’s Developing Brain, Dr Chong Chen, examines way for you to eliminate many of the risks, looking at things like:
- The fundamental principles of parenting
- Pregnancy blues
- Paternal psychological health and why it matters too
- Managing emotions
- Partner support
- And much more…
There’s no doubt that, for most people, bringing a new life into the world is the greatest joy they will experience, as well as one of the most challenging things they will face.
But by making sure that your mental health is in top condition, you can safeguard your unborn child against a whole range of problems.
Praise for Psychology for Pregnancy
“A great resource for expecting parents and brain development enthusiasts, Dr. Chong Chen’s newest book, Psychology For Pregnancy is where you will discover which healthy baby steps need to be taken before, during and after the pregnancy period in order to ensure a newborn’s best physical and psychological start into this world.”
— Lucia Grosaru, Psychology Corner
“A very impressive work. There are many books on maternal mental health during pregnancy, but this is the first one that links it to the baby’s developing brain. In Psychology for Pregnancy, Dr. Chen presents the groundbreaking finding that maternal mental health powerfully “programs” the baby’s lifelong intellectual, emotional and social development. Psychology for Pregnancy is a must-read for every parent who cares about the future of their child.”
— Takeshi Inoue, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
“Psychology for Pregnancy is pleasurable, informative, and motivating, all at the same time. There is converging evidence from epidemiological, epigenetic, and animal studies that pregnancy is a critical period for the development of mental ability and resiliency. Dr. Chen describes groundbreaking new research in an easy-to-understand way. He goes in-depth about the practical implications of these findings and how you can start contributing to the healthy development of your child’s brain right now. I highly recommend this book to parents, future parents, and their relatives and friends.”
— Gregor Hasler, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Bern, Switzerland; Secretary, Section of Affective Disorders, World Psychiatric Association
“I would definitely recommend Psychology for Pregnancy: How Your Mental Health during Pregnancy Programs Your Baby’s Developing Brain to everyone. I had never thought of how much your psychological state could affect you and your baby during pregnancy. As I read the title I didn’t know it would be so inspiring before reading the whole book. There were so many great things in this book.
It works well to tell readers what and how important the state of mind is before, during, and after pregnancy. It is hard to think of stressful situations and how they affect people. A lot of times you want to just forget it and move forward, but that can be impossible for some depending on the resources they have. Understanding stress and how it affects the body really puts into perspective what happens internally.
Reading Psychology for Pregnancy, I could actually picture a mother going through these things and understand the explanation of how it affects a child. I found myself thinking about my own childhood, but also being glad to have read this and plan accordingly. It taught me a few things about the important aspects of life that may be missed when facing unplanned situations or living a fast-paced life.
All the people who were affected by the natural and man-made disasters are very tragic, but from what I can remember about most of them is that pregnant mothers are not shown. How can you understand something without seeing it? I really liked that there were solutions provided in this book. It is reassuring and comforting.”
─ Sharrell Porter, Exercise Physiologist