Perinatal Nurturance: The Beginnings of a Human Relationship

  • Ann L. Wilson
Part of the Child Nurturance book series (CHILDNUR, volume 4)


The period of time from the twentieth week of pregnancy to the twenty-eighth day of an infant’s life comprises what has been identified as the perinatal epoch. Perinatal medicine reflects a unique merging of subspecialists in obstetrics and pediatrics, as well as a concept of collaborative care for the mother, developing fetus, and newborn. However, this period encompasses much more than the cooperation of medical specialists who care for the pregnant woman and her baby. It includes all of the factors surrounding the baby’s entry and early days in the world.


Preterm Infant Child Abuse Maternal Behavior Prospective Parent Maternal Attachment 
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  • Ann L. Wilson
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  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of South DakotaSioux FallsUSA

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