International Academy of Perinatal Medicine
Although the Perinatal Medicine is as old as Humanity, this designation was not used until the second half of the XXth century, in particular since 1960. During thousands of years, healers, shamans, doctors-priests, surgeons-barbers, physicians and midwives strove to understand the reproductive physiology, cure sterility and give re lief to the women that were in the childbirth process. Along the history, some of these men and women managed to assure that their names and procedures would not be forgotten.
The IAPM has co-operated with the WAPM and Matres Mundi in publishing various books, such as for example:
Maternal and Infant Health in the World
Published by MATRES MUNDI INTERNATIONAL in collaboration with WAPM and the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PERINATAL MEDICINE.
This book covers the state of maternal and infant health in the world’s various countries. Each page in the book is dedicated to one country, giving information concerning population, education, nutrition, the status of women, health in general and maternal and infant health.
Research and the selection of data for inclusion was carried out by Prof. Ernesto Fabre and Dr. Daniel Oros of MATRES MUNDI International. Editorial coordination was in the hands of Prof. Jose M. Carrera, Secretary General of IAPM.
Recommendations and Guidelines in Perinatal Medicine
Published by WAPM and MATRES MUNDI INTERNATIONAL in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PERINATAL MEDICINE and financed by the ORDESA Foundation.
This is a book especially aimed at perinatal specialists in developing countries.
Editor-in-chief: Jose Maria Carrera, Secretary General of the IAPM. General Coordinators: Xavier Carbonyl, working groups coordinator of the WAPM and Ernesto Fabre, Vice-President of Matres Mundi.
The book as 48 chapters grouped into 5 sections: a general section, pregnancy, labour, the puerperal period, newborn and there is also a section on specific recommendations. 102 authors from all over the world collaborated on it.