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The Secret Life of the Unborn Child

How You Can Prepare Your Baby for a Happy, Healthy Life

Thomas R. Verny, M.D.


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“A startling account of recent work in this field…timely, balanced, useful.” —R.D. Laing

What will your child remember about life before birth?

For a renowned conductor, it’s the music his mother played—only during her pregnancy!

For an autistic girl, unable to speak her native French, it’s the English that her mother spoke—three months before she was born!

For others, it’s the sound of a voice, the murmur of a beating heart, the glare of lights in a hospital delivery room. Memories that may be comforting—or terrifying.

Long before they’re born, your children are thinking, feeling, and even acting. What happens to them before—and as—they are born may profoundly shape the people they will become.

These startling findings have even more dramatic implications. They give us a chance to help determine the course of our children’s lives will take—starting months before they’re born.

Simon & Schuster, 9781982134952, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2019

About the Author

Thomas Verny, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice who earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto. He has taught at Harvard and York (Ontario) Universities and at the University of Toronto and is the founder of that city’s Center for Psychotherapy and Education. He has lectured extensively on the unborn child throughout Europe and North America.