Midwifery Today, Issue 81, Spring 2007
The focus of this issue is Primal Health. The Primal Period is the time between conception and the end of the first year after birth. An event occurring during that time—whether it be drug exposure, death of a parent, or a stressful birth—can have irreversible effects on the health of an individual for the rest of his or her life. The state of health at the end of this period is called Primal Health.