Dr. Candace Pert (PhD): Internationally recognized pharmacologist who has published over 250 scientific articles on peptides and their receptors and the role of these neuropeptides in the immune system. Dr. Candace Pert received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served as Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry of the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), held a Research Professorship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and is currently the Scientific Director of RAPID Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Author of Molecules of Emotion and Everything you need to know to feel go(o)d; featured in the documentary, What the Bleep Do We Know!? (Candace is also writing the introduction to the BornClear book coming out in 2008).

Dr. Michel Odent: Internationally renowned obstetrician; author of several books on pregnancy and childbirth.

Dr. Joe Dispenza: Studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Dispenza's postgraduate training and continuing education has been in neurology, neurophysiology, and brain function. He is the recipient of a Clinical Proficiency Citation for clinical excellence in doctor-patient relationships from Life University and a member of the International Chiropractic Honor Society. His new DVD series, Your Immortal Brain, looks at the ways in which the human brain can be used to create reality through the mastery of thought and was featured in "What the Bleep."

Dr. Jacques Moritz: He has been a member of the obstetrics and gynecology faculty at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center since 1995 and director of the gynecology division since 2000. In addition, he is an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. David Chamberlain: Internationally renowned psychologist; one of the founders of pre-and peri-natal psychology and the Association for Pre-Peri-natal Psychology and Health (APPPAH); author of The Mind of the Unborn.

Dr. Michel Cohen: Pediatrician; author of The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent.

Dr. Eden Fromberg: Osteopathic physician, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board Certified in Holistic Medicine.

Barbara Powers: Founder of Amayal, in Monterey Mexico a wellness institute consisting of: an advanced medicine clinic; natural birthing center; educational foundation promoting the Humanization of Birth; and a retail store offering organic foods and natural medicines. She also was diagnosed with a fatal blood disease which she healed from, all part of the inspiration that had her create Amayal.

Dr. Marsden Wagner: His education at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) included an M.D., clinical specialty training in pediatrics, then in perinatology (neonatology and obstetrics) followed by two years post-graduate study with an advanced scientific degree in perinatal science. Following several years of full time clinical practice and some years as a full time faculty member at UCLA, he was a Director of Maternal and Child Health for the California State Health Department. After six years as Director of the University of Copenhagen-UCLA Health Research Center, he was for 15 years Director of Womens and Childrens Health for the World Health Organization. He has consulted and lectured in over 50 countries and given testimony before the US Congress, British Parliament, French National Assembly, Italian Parliament, Russian Parliament and others. His publications, in 11 different languages, include 131 scientific papers, 20 book chapters and 14 books.

Ina May Gaskin: Nation's leading midwife, she is author, activist, innovator. She holds a MA, CPM, is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. Founded in 1971, by 1996, the Farm Midwifery Center had handled more than 2200 births, with remarkably good outcomes. Ms. Gaskin herself has attended more than 1200 births. She is author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its fourth edition. For twenty-two years she published Birth Gazette, a quarterly covering health care, childbirth and midwifery issues. Her new book, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth was released 4 March 2003 by Bantam/Dell, a division of Random House. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty. She was President of Midwives' Alliance of North America from 1996 to 2002. In 1997, she received the ASPO/Lamaze Irwin Chabon Award and the Tennessee Perinatal Association Recognition Award. In 2003 she was chosen as Visiting Fellow of Morse College, Yale University.

Barbara Harper: Author or "Gentle Birth Choices", Founder of Global Maternal/Child Health Association and Waterbirth International.

Debbie Young: President of DONA International

Dr. Erika Banks: Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC

Lisa Bernstein: Executive Director and Co-founder, What to Expect Foundation

Karen Gurwitz: Founder of Mothers and Menus; author of The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook

Angela Le: Doctor of acupuncture, author and speaker, specializing in the area of holistic reproductive health. She has achieved remarkable clinical success in the area of infertility working in conjunction with some of New York and California´s most prestigious reproductive endocrinologists. Angela was a contributing author of the award winning anthology titled "The Marriage of Sex and Spirit" with celebrity authors Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Thich Nhat Hahn, John Gray and many others. She maintains a private practice in New York City working with holistic physician Frank Lipman at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and in White Plains, NY.

Karen Brody: Writer, activist and mother whose play, BIRTH, sparked a global movement to make maternity care mother-friendly. She is now Artistic Director of BOLD, an organization that uses a "theatre for social change" approach to making maternity care more mother-centered through education, truth and action.

Debra Pascali-Bonaro: B.Ed, LCCE, CD(DONA), is a mother of five. Debra is a co-chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative and most currently the director of Orgasmic Birth - a documentary being released in early 2008.

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