2. Join the Conversation with Dr. Akira Ikegawa & Yuko Igarashi: Healing Mothers Emotional Wounds with Prenatal Memory

Healing Mothers Emotional Wounds with Prenatal Memory

Dr. Akira Ikegawa, who has been researching prenatal memory for more than 20 years, talks about how he adopted the concept of “Prenatal Memory” as an obstetrician-gynecologist and how it has changed over the years and gradually, he gained non-local holistic awareness of babies in the womb. Many children and adults have been sharing stories of their life-changing memories in Japan. Prenatal Memory has the capacity to bring a new perspective and healing difficult circumstances for mothers, and family members. Now, there are many happy mothers overcoming their hardship. Dr. Ikegawa is looking forward to personally answering your questions on Monday LIVE!

About Akira Ikegawa and Yuko Igarashi

Ann Diamond Weinstein, PhD is a Preconception, Prenatal and Early Parenting Specialist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. In her consultation practice she provides education and coaching to mental health and health professionals, educators, individuals and families on the relationship between prenatal and early postnatal development and experience, and an individual’s health, behavior and relationships over their life span. 

Dr. Weinstein offers trauma-informed educational seminars and videoconference study groups on the impacts of maternal psychophysiological states on the developing prenate and the maternal-infant relationship. Her seminars explore the impacts of stress and trauma on perinatal experience and outcomes, and factors contributing to racial disparities in maternal-infant mortality rates. Dr. Weinstein is also currently exploring the experience of pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period during the pandemic, the effects on parents-to-be and their developing babies of the implementation of COVID-19 perinatal care guidelines, and how adaptations to trauma-informed perinatal care can be incorporated during the pandemic to enhance maternal-child health outcomes. 

A wealth of knowledge, theory and research from multiple disciplines informs her work. It is synthesized in Dr. Weinstein’s book, Prenatal Development and Parents’ Lived Experiences: How Early Events Shape Our Psychophysiology and Relationships (2016), Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Learn more on her website: www.anndiamondweinstein.com.

Dr. Weinstein shares information about issues in the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health on her website and her blog at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-beginning.