This is the long-awaited tenth-anniversary edition of Dr. Chamberlain's 1988 classic, Babies Remember Birth. In paperback format and enriched with a new last chapter, this book has the potential to revolutionize the way we look at babies, both before and after birth. Part I is filled with "user-friendly" information about the mind and abilities of newborns, as well as a thorough look at their development before birth. Parts II and III present evidence that babies do remember birth and are very much aware of the people around them at that time. Dr. Chamberlain writes compellingly about the newborn's sensitivity, awareness, and vulnerability. He emphasizes the importance and power of the infant-and-parent connection during pregnancy and after birth. When the information in this book becomes common knowledge, we will look at our children with new respect and understanding.
About David Chamberlain
David Chamberlain, PhD, is a California psychologist, scholar, author, and international lecturer with over 60 publications and 27 years of leadership in the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH). In a landmark study of mother and child pairs in 1980, he demonstrated that birth memories were reliable and not fantasies. In 2003, Mothering magazine celebrated David as a "Living Treasure." He was a founding faculty member of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute; in 2006 the institute conferred upon him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. In 2007, he was honored at the Gentle Birth World Conference with the Mother Goose Award for his work with mothers and babies. The author lives in Nevada City, CA.
"An impressive book which challenges the assumptions we make about babies and impels the reader to look at the newborn child with fresh eyes." - Sheila Kitzinger, Author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
"Put a ribbon around this book for every pregnant woman you know, and the earlier the better." - Audrey DeLaMartre, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Splendid, delightfully written, and thorough." - Ashley Montagu
"Parents, doctors, and midwives should be heeding these reports of birth. This book gives an understanding of babies that is essential for adults." - Arthur Hastings, New Realities
The Mind of Your Newborn Baby by David Chamberlain