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Prebirth and Birth
I’m in Singapore this week to do five presentations on multiple intelligences sponsored by Wyeth Nutrition.  On March 20, I spoke in the afternoon to 40 health care professionals at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore (click here for handouts) and in the evening to about 140 pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, and other health care professionals...
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On September 28, 2013 I was a featured speaker at the Rise and Shine Expo held at the Suntec Convention Center in the Republic of Singapore.  This was an early childhood expo for parents billed as ”the premier expo to raise healthy and happy kids” featuring over 100 workshops and classes on all aspects of parenting, including pregnancy,...
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Cesarean section births are on the rise.  In 2007, 32% of all births in the United States were C-sections compared to 23% in 2000 (in other developed countries the rates range between 10-15%).  While some C-sections are medically necessary due to birth complications (e.g. a breach birth etc.), there has been an increase in the...
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Eighty years ago, Austrian psychoanalyst Otto Rank theorized that when we are born, we experience a “birth trauma” that affects us for the rest of our lives.  More recently, psychiatrist Stanislav Grof has created a model for understanding in greater depth the kinds of effects that birth can have upon our later lives.  He writes that...
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“According to a beautiful legend from the Jewish tradition, the fetus in the womb has a light that shines above his head that sees from one end of the universe to the other.  This light encompasses the unborn’s own deep past and his ultimate destiny.  Just before birth, however, the angel Lailah comes to the...
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