The Secret Life of the Unborn Child

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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, 1981 - Behavioral embryology - 256 pages
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At sixteen weeks the unborn child shies away from light. At twenty weeks there is a response to speech patterns. At twenty-five weeks the baby can kick in time to music. And at six months the unborn baby can understand the subtle shifts of its mother's emotions.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE UNBORN CHILD presents for the first time the challenging results of two decades of painstaking international research into the earliest stages of life. Dr Verny's knowledge gives both mothers and fathers an unparalleled opportunity to help their unborn children. Now they can contribute actively- before and during birth- to giving their child happiness and security for the rest of his or her life.

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Review: Secret Life of the Unborn Child, The

User Review  - Hope - Goodreads

I read this in preparation for our first baby. I was skeptical about some of the author's conclusions (ie, most criminals had violent births) and I was dismayed at his flimsy stand on abortion given the astounding proofs in the book that the fetus is very much alive. Read full review

Review: The Secret Life of the Unborn Child: How You Can Prepare Your Baby for a Happy, Healthy Life

User Review  - Hrothgar Cynric - Goodreads

It is a great book, that shows that what the mother thinks, acts and reflects during pregnancy, can affect or can help a baby during his or her post-natal life. I would recommend this book for anyone ... Read full review

About the author (1981)

Verny has a private psychiatry practice and founded the Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Association of America.

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