Journal of Perinatal Education
Educators and Birth Professionals

Journal of Perinatal Education

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 advance safe and healthy birth.

Journal Access

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.

Online access is available to all current Lamaze members.

Quarterly issues of the JPE are offered as a Lamaze membership benefit and to individual or institutional journal subscribers. 

The Journal of Perinatal Education is published quarterly by Springer Publishing Company

Lamaze Members: Click here for free online access to The Journal of Perinatal Education

Please note: If you are interested in ordering a print copy of the JPE, fees will apply.

Lamaze NonmembersClick here to view past issues and selected free content in The Journal of Perinatal Education


Visit The Journal of Perinatal Education's homepage at Springer Publishing Company to learn more about:

  • JPE Editorial Board & Columnists
  • Guidelines for Authors
  • Nonmember Individual Subscription Rates
  • Nonmember Institutional Subscription Rates
  • Reprint Permissions
  • Advertising in JPE


How do I submit a manuscript to the JPE
Manuscripts should be submitted online using Editorial Manager. Before submitting a manuscript, please review JPE's Guidelines for Authors.  

Send Inquiries to:

Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, LCCE, FACCE, Editor-in-Chief
The Journal of Perinatal Education 
Phone: 973-972-9731

I am not a member of Lamaze. Can I order a subscription to the Journal without becoming a member? 
Institutions and individuals can subscribe to the Journal without becoming a member of Lamaze. Click here to subscribe.

How do I order individual issue reprints of the Journal?  
Articles from The Journal of Perinatal Education are indexed in CINAHL, PubMed CentralIngentaConnect, and other major health-related library indices and online databases so that they are easily accessible to all health-care professionals.

To request permission to reprint or reuse content published in JPE, go online to the Copyright Clearance Center or click on "Permissions" at JPE's homepage at Springer Publishing Company

I am a Lamaze member. How do I get a copy of the Journal? 
All Lamaze membership receive online access to the Journal with their membership.