Thomas R. Verny is a psychiatrist, writer, academic, and founder of the Association for Pre-and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH). He has previously taught at Harvard University, University of Toronto, York University, Toronto and St. Mary’s University Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Verny’s groundbreaking book, “The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, has become an international bestseller published in 27 countries and has changed the pregnancy and childbirth experience for millions of mothers and fathers. In addition, he has published several other books, including “Nurturing the Unborn Child: A Nine-month Program for Soothing, Stimulating, and Communicating with Your Baby” and “Tomorrow’s Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting from Conception Through Infancy” as well as authoring and co-authoring 46 scientific papers and articles. Dr. Verny’s books and articles, founding of APPPAH, and the Pre- and Perinatal Journal have established him as one of the world’s leading authorities on the effect of the prenatal and early postnatal environment on personality development. He lectures and leads workshops on Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Psychotherapy through-out Canada, the United States, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. He currently practices psychiatry in Stratford, ON, Canada.