About this book
This volume explores the transition to parenthood from a holistic developmental approach, relating to barriers such as fertility problems and traumatic childbirth, as well as pathways such as positive experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. It presents an extended process, beginning with infertility issues, continuing with subjects pertaining to decisions regarding parenthood, pregnancy and birth, and ending with the early stages of parenthood from a positive psychology perspective. The volume draws on theories of resilience, meaning, terror management, and attachment, and considers psychological, sociological, legal, policy, medical, and therapy issues. It relates to the developmental needs of individuals and couples, as well as to the role played by family, society, and the media, offering a comprehensive in-depth evaluation of the latest topics.
Life Transitions Coping with Infertility Reproductive Psychology Parenthood and Positive Psychology Personal Growth Aspects of Fertility Preservation Fertility Treatment Media and Fertility Surrogate Motherhood and Psychological Adaption Resilience to Prenatal Stress Hetero-Gay Family Sex Selection of Future Children Parenthood and Mental Health Issues Analyzing Parenthood Health Promotion and the Transition to Parenthood