Module 6: Cultural Impacts
Cultural Impacts of Prenatal Awareness
Module 6: Cultural Impacts of Prenatal Awareness
The prenate is influenced by his or her surroundings, primarily the mother and her thoughts, feelings, and relationships. Society and culture also have a profound impact on the developing prenate. This module will introduce research that supports prenatal awareness and how this phenomena can impact human perspectives, beliefs, and participation in society. It will further emphasize prenatal communication and sentience.
- Understand the impact of a mother's thoughts and feelings on the prenate.
- Review research that supports the importance of prenatal bonding.
- Show how prenatal and birth experiences impact later life and culture.
- Present a way of relating to pregnancy and birth for optimal health of humans and their cultures.
- Connect societal and cultural symbols to prenatal and birth experiences.
- Cite how babies (prenates and newborns) are sensitive, able to learn, and dream.
- Articulate theories for prenatal and birth memories, and prenatal intelligence, learning and sensitivities.
Supported by papers and interviews from David Chamberlain, John Ham, Janus Ludwig, Jean Leidloff, and James Prescott
StartThe New Story of Parenting and Childhood by Lisa Reagan
StartThe sentient prenate: What every parent should know
StartFetal awareness of maternal emotional states during pregnancy
StartImpact of pre and perinatal psychology on society and culture
StartCultural Competency in Gender & Sexuality for Educators and Practitioners by Elsa Asher and Chanti Smith (64:36)
StartHandout for Culture and Gender
StartDeterminants of Health: Socio-Economic Factors and Perinatal Implications by Stephen Berzruchka
StartHandout for Social Determinants of Health
StartJean Leidloff – The Continuum Concept (60 min. video)
StartJames W. Prescott, PhD – Origins of Love and Violence – III (30 min. video)
StartModule 6 Comprehension Quiz
StartModule 6 Essay
StartIn Utero Film Guide