What Babies Want
Vintage Film footage:
Labor and Childbirth 1950 Prelinger Archives Produced by Medical Arts Productions Public Domain
Statistics charts and graphs courtesy of the March of Dimes PeriStats www.marchofdimes.com/peristats
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The Experts in the film:
Marti Glenn, PhD, Founder and President, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute.
Bruce Smith, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, County of San Bernadino Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section.
Sarah Buckley, MD, Dip Obst, Author: Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:
A Doctors Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting
Chauntelle Williams-Parker, Mother, Lactation Specialist, WIC Program (Federally Funded, Women, Infants and Children Program).
Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, Executive Director: Commonsense Childbirth,
Inc., Founder of
Monica Matos, Founder Ten Moons Rising Holistic Family Education, Birth Educator and Activist, Doula: Author: articles include, Reclaiming the Wisdom and Power of Birth, Women Disregarded in Maternity Care, The Amazing Motherbaby Connection, The Power of Healing Early Trauma.
Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW, Author: books include, The Doula Book, Bonding, Your Amazing Newborn, a video, The Amazing Talents of the Newborn, and When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women.
Marsden Wagner, MD, Perinatologist, 15 years Director, Women's and Children's Health, World Health Organization (responsible for Women's and Children's Health in 45 industrialized countries),131 scientific papers, 20 book chapters, 14 scientific books published in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Hebrew and Danish.
Paula Ingalls, BA, Lecturer, Author: In Search of My Mind and Soul: Birth Traumas and Beyond.
Bryan Oshiro, MD, Medical Director, Perinatal Institute, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
Stuart Fischbein, MD, FACOG,
Internship and Residency at
Due to the length and pointed
focus of this short film not everyone interviewed could make it
into the final version. Our gratitude to all the distinguished experts who lent their wisdom,
suggestions and words to our understanding of the issues of Infant Mortality
and creating Healthy Babies.
Obstetrician and researcher. Medical studies at
Thomas Verny, MD, Psychiatrist, internationally recognized author who has written 7 books and published 44 scientific papers on topics relating to prenatal and early postnatal environment on personality development. His book, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, has become an international bestseller published in 27 countries. Founder, the Association of Pre and Peri-natal Psychology and Health.
Marshall Klaus, MD, Neonatologist , Professor Emeritus of
David Chamberlain, PhD, Author: The Mind of Your Newborn Baby.
Karen Strange, Midwife
and Clinical Director, Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School on the US/Mexico
Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, Senior Researcher Fellow, Dept of Anthropology, U of Texas, Austin, Author- books include: Birth in Four Cultures, Birth an American Rite of Passage, mainstreaming Midwives, From Doctor to Healer – The Transformative Journey.
Arisika Razak, BSW, RN, MPH (Masters in Public Health), CNM, Director
of the Women’s Spirituality M.A. and PhD. Programs in Philosophy and Religion
at the California Institute of
Integral Studies. She was worked for over thirty years in women’s health, spiritual dance and nurse-midwifery.
Paul Fleiss, MD, Masters in Public Health. Pediatrician in
Maria Iorillo, LM, CPM, Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions, Vice
Rupert Linder, MD, President of JSPPM, OB-GYN, Psychotherapist.
Wendy Anne McCarty, PhD, RN, Founding Chair & Faculty, Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology Program, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Author, Welcoming Consciousness: Supporting Babies' Wholeness from the Beginning of Life–An Integrated Model of Early Development (2009). Co-founder, BEBA, a non-profit clinic for babies and families to early trauma. International presenter, educator, consultant and practitioner specializing in optimizing human potential from the beginning of life. Guest editor, Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.
Tara Blasco, PhD, RCST, Therapist BEBA Family Clinic.
Brent Babcock, DC, Author: My Twin Vanished: Did Yours?
Sally Clark, MFT, Psychotherapist, Adoption Specialist
Barbara Findeisen, MFT, PhD, President of the Association of Pre and Peri-natal Psychology and Health.
Charlotte Peterson, PhD, Director Oregon Network of Infant Mental
Health, Infant Mortality Task Force of
Corey Colwel-Lipson, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC.
William Emerson, PhD, Author: Healing Birth Trauma in Children.
Debra Bonaro-Pascali, LCCE, CD (DONA), Director-Producer of the film: Orgasmic Birth.
Carrie Contey, PhD, Co-Author: CALMS, A Guide to Soothing Your Baby.
Julie Gerland, Chief Administrative Officer UN Representative for OMAEP, (The World Association for Prenatal Education Associations) an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Simon House, MA, Parish Priest, Author: The Unborn Child and Generating Healthy Brains.
Mia Kalef, DC, Director of Emerging Families Clinic, Author: The Secret Life of Babies.
Guiditta Tornetta, Doula, Founder: Joy in Birthing.
Dave Paxton, RCST, MBA, Clinical Social Worker.
Dorothy Mandall, MA, PhD, Consultant for autistic and developmentally delayed children.
Wendy McCord, PhD, Psychotherapist.
Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, RCST, President of Kutenai Institute of Integral Therapies, Director of Nelson and Area Mental Health Services. Author: Birth and Attachment: how to totally support your baby from here on.
Michael Trout, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in Infant and Maternal Health.
Giselle Whitwell, BA, MA, Board Certified Music Therapist, MT-BC.
Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director National Organization of Circumcision Information.
Judith Prager, PhD, Consultant, Verbal First Aid, Author: THE WORST IS OVER: What to Say When Every Moment Counts and Journey to Alternity, Transformational Healing through Stories and Metaphors.