Welcome Letter

Welcome to The Impacts of Adverse Prenatal and Birth Events: A Transdisciplinary Approach

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study revealed how a subset of experiences in our human lives could create an array of challenges, the greater the amount of these "adversities," the greater the chance that our learning, health and relationships would be disrupted. These challenges included events in categories such as abuse, neglect and household dysfunction in early childhood.

Professionals in the field of fetal medicine, birth and prenatal and perinatal somatic psychology have identified another set of adverse experiences that occur prenatally, during or after birth. In this pioneering series, you will meet highly trained professionals and parents who want to share their passion with you around models of care, experiences, and wisdom around pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and more. You will hear stories of strength and humility, and a you will look through a lens into the world of families and babies like you have not seen before. Early adverse events create their own set of neurodevelopmental challenges. We can heal them, and we can also prevent them. Come, enjoy the passion and expertise from this talented panel.

The transdisciplinary approach invites us to work together for positive change. Our panel includes:

  • Session 1: Gianluca Ursini, MD, PhD, The Seeds of Mental Health May Be Planted in Early Life, but Good Gardeners Will Make the Difference
  • Session 2: Darcia Narvaez, PhD, The Evolved Nest and Baby ACEs
  • Session 3: Marti Glenn, PhD, Ryzio Institute
  • Session 4: Veronique, MD, MA, SEP, 5 Opportunities to Prevent, Reduce Risk and Heal Chronic Illness: Insights from Adverse Babyhood Experiences (ABEs)
  • Session 5: Sabrina Blau, MBA, MSBR, Mother, A Journey Towards Healing: Transforming an Adverse Birth Experience and Hospital Policies
  • Session 6: Kate White, Towards Maternity Care that Includes the Baby's Experience: 5 First Steps
  • Session 7: Ending Panel with Question and Answer

Two professionals/parents are respondents to help us with reflection during the ending panel talk:

  • Karen Strange, CPM
  • Lois Trezise, CNM

The talks are 90 minutes and recorded.

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