* Introduction * Pregnancy: New Connections Begin * Labor and Birth * What the Baby Brings * Birth of a Family: The First Minutes and Hours * Infant Feeding and the Beginning of Intimacy * Developing Ties: The First Days and Weeks * Premature Birth and Bonding * Birth Defects and Bonding * Bonding: The Route to Independence
Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., internationally known neonatologist and researcher, is the author or coauthor of several standard works in the field, including Bonding, Care of the High Risk Newborn, and Mothering the Mother. He teaches pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Phyllis H. Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.C.C., teaches and practices psychotherapy at the Erikson Institute in Santa Rosa and practices in Berkeley, California. She is coauthor of Mothering the Mother, and Bonding.