TED Speaker, Maternal-Child Health Nurse | From Womb To World, the journey that shapes our life

TED Speaker, Maternal-Child Health Nurse 

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From Womb To World, the journey that shapes our life

What happens between the moment we are conceived through birth is a foundational experience that is replayed throughout life


Anna Verwaal is a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, primal period educator, midwifery & doula instructor, UCLA certified lactation educator and birth photographer from the Netherlands. After a long career in various obstetrical and home-health settings she preferred to work with families and babies as a specialized nurse-educator and started her own practice in Los Angeles. Currently Anna lectures and facilitates workshops internationally about the hormonal physiology of childbirth, the longterm effects of the conception, womb and birth experience, and how to provide future generations with an optimum start in life. She uses a combination of clinical knowledge, the latest research and findings from the field of pre- and perinatal psychology, and her own birth photography and experiences based on working for more than 35 years in various countries attending hospital, home-births. 
Anna is a member of APPPAH, the Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health. For more information please watch her TEDx talk or visit