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Olga Gouni, Slobodan Sekulic, & Anastasia Topalidou


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK


Research in the prenatal human experience has very clearly shown that whatever mother experiences all her life until conception and even more impactfully during conception and pregnancy passes down to the child she is pregnant with. Modern Biology has shown that environmental information and the perception that governs this environment gets encoded in the cell consciousness. A simple thought or act can upset or stabilize the whole planet or... fetal existence. Subtle differences in the motivation of our choices may have the power to bring about radically different conditions in the process of events. A simple thought of fear can lead to a trauma, a disease, a holocaust while a simple thought of compassion can take humanity out of the platonic cave into the healing light of creation. Is there anything we can do? Can we learn from what we already know about prenatal dynamics and move on to design and implement salutogenic processes for the benefit of all involved? The paper will attempt to show the most important findings about prenatal dynamics and fetal existence and how they are connected with our postnatal health and wellbeing from the times of Freud and especially his students who took psychoanalysis from the childhood to birth experience and then to pregnancy and conception and beyond.


prenatal imprinting, postnatal health, fetal programming, bonding, maternal environment, non-genetic influences

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Olga Gouni, Slobodan Sekulic, & Anastasia Topalidou. (2016). The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour. Psychology Research, 6(12), 693-711.


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