The Mothers Early Experiences of Parenting project (MEEP) is part of the School of Psychology located at the University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney. The project is centred around understanding the relationship mothers establish with their infants from birth. Motherhood provides a unique range of challenges, both in integrating being a ‘mother’ in to our own identity and trying to build and maintain a relationship with a new baby which will last a lifetime.
Sometimes this new relationship presents challenges in our personal relationships with others, affects our own mood or leaves us feeling like there is something missing in our attachment to our baby.
What services do we offer?
Research based services such as those offered by MEEP involve innovative treatments at the forefront of current research in mother and infant relations. As a result you can be assured that the research you are involved in has been granted ethical approval through the relevant ethical bodies and every consideration of comfort and convenience of participants has been addressed. Furthermore, as an acknowledgement of the time and effort expended by our participants we offer remuneration through gift certificates.
Currently we are running a project which offers new mothers three mother and baby sessions providing information on infant development, connecting with their babies and in some cases baby massage. These sessions are offered concurrently with the delivery of a natural hormone spray or placebo which is aimed at increasing the bond you feel towards your baby. To find out more click on the link below.
Current Research Projects