Podcast 029: Anna Verwaal – How Birth Imprints and Shapes Your Baby’s Psychological Health

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Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Anna Verwaal, a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, and birth & postpartum doula instructor from the Netherlands who has worked in the US for the last 25 years.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how the mother’s stress hormones cross the placenta and affect the baby’s physical development
  2. the research that shows how babies can remember their birth
  3. how these “womb imprints” and “birth imprints” can affect the baby’s psychological expression as children and as adults

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About Anna Verwaal:

Anna is a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, birth & postpartum doula instructor, UCLA certified lactation educator, and birth photographer from the Netherlands who has worked in the US for the last 25 years.

After a long nursing career in various obstetrical and home-health settings she preferred to work with families and babies privately and started her own birth consulting practice.

She currently travels internationally to lecture and teach workshops for birth professionals and doulas about the cellular memory of the birth experience, the physiological & hormonal blueprint for birth & bonding and the deeply psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of giving birth.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.