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The mother's body image: Attitude to her body-self and its relationship with the foetus life

@article{Sansone2002TheMB,
  title={The mother's body image: Attitude to her body-self and its relationship with the foetus life},
  author={Antonella Sansone},
  journal={The International journal of prenatal and perinatal psychology and medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={163-175}
}
  • A. Sansone
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • The International journal of prenatal and perinatal psychology and medicine
A longitudinal observational study from pregnancy onwards shows that the mother's emotional/muscular tension affects her body-self perception, posture and body language, the perception of the pre- and postnatal baby and the progress of labour and birth. The mother-baby relationship is shaped during prenatal life and is exquisitely bodily. The mother's body is the visible metaphor of her feelings about her pregnancy, birth and baby. Her body-self image is seen as a psycho-physiological process… 
An exploration of a patient's use of her body within the transference relationship in intensive psychotherapy - towards allowing thoughts to become thinkable
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