The Journal of Perinatal Education

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The Journal of Perinatal Education

SKU# 10581243

The Official Journal of LamazeĀ® International

Editors: Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, LCCE, FACCE, FAAN

ISSN: 10581243

eISSN: 15488519

FREQUENCY: Quarterly

Description 

The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) is the leading peer-reviewed journal specifically for childbirth educators. Through evidence-based articles, the JPE advances the knowledge of aspiring and seasoned educators in any setting-independent or private practice, community, hospital, nursing or midwifery school-and informs educators and other health care professionals on research that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.

The JPE also publishes features that provide practical resources and advice health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth. The journal's content focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, neonatal care, early parenting, and young family development. In addition to childbirth educators, the JPE's readers include nurses, midwives, physicians, and other professionals involved with perinatal education and maternal-child health care.

Issues of the JPE are offered as a Lamaze membership benefit and to individual or institutional journal subscribers. Online access is available to all current Lamaze members.

The Journal of Perinatal Education is indexed by Ingenta, CINAHL, and PubMed Central.

The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy.

Visit The Journal of Perinatal Education online on IngentaConnect to view past issues and tables of contents.

Editorial Board 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, LCCE, FACCE, FAAN
NYU Hospitals Center
New York University, College of Nursing


ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
College of Nursing, Seton Hall University


COLUMNISTS

Barbara A. Hotelling, WHNP-BC, CD(DONA), LCCE
Family Medicine Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
College of Nursing, Seton Hall University

Nayna C. Philipsen, PhD, JD, RN, LCCE, FACCE, Attorney
Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Coppin State University


EDITORIAL BOARD

Cheryl Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
School of Nursing, University of Connecticut

Anne B. Broussard, CNM, DNS, LCCE, FACCE
College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Retired)

Ann Corwin, PhD, MEd, LCCE, FACCE
Childbirth Educator and Parenting Consultant

Raymond De Vries, PhD
Bioethics Program, University of Michigan School of Medicine

Susan Gennaro, RN, DSN, LCCE, FACCE, FAAN
William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, University of South Florida

Pamela D. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

June Horowitz, PhD, RNCS, FAAN
William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Linda Mayberry, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, New York University

Viola Polomeno, PhD, RN
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa

Call for Papers 

The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical features to inform childbirth educators and other health-care professionals on research and resources that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.

The journal's content focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, neonatal care, early parenting, and young family development. In addition to childbirth educators, the JPE's readers include nurses, midwives, physicians, and other professionals involved with perinatal education and maternal-child health care.

We welcome manuscript submissions in the following categories:

  • original or replicated research studies with implications for perinatal education (these typically include an introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, and implications for practice);
  • systematic review of the literature providing evidence to support current best practices that promote natural, safe, and healthy birth;
  • examples of exemplary maternal-newborn services or clinical projects that translate best evidence into care practices; current issues or emerging trends that influence care practices for childbearing families and newborns;
  • birth stories and personal experiences of women or families that describe natural, safe, and healthy birth;
  • guest editorials with critical commentary on professional issues or trends influencing maternity care;
  • letters to the editor of 300 words or less, commenting on recent articles published in the journal; and
  • creative submissions such as poetry, photos, and drawings.


SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT

All manuscripts should be submitted online using Editorial Manager.

Before submitting a manuscript, please review JPE's Guidelines for Authors, found under Author Resources in the sidebar.

Online Access 

Official Publication of Lamaze International

Member Subscriptions
Members of Lamaze International receive the print journal as well as access to the current and all back issues online as a benefit of membership. For access to the online edition, use your membership ID to sign in on Lamaze International.

New Members
For information about new members and instructions on how to join, please visit Lamaze International's membership page.