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Our mission

We believe that consciousness is present at all stages of prenatal development and  birth and that what embryo, fetus and newborn experience, profoundly influences who they will become.

It is our mission to support birth professionals, therapists and anyone interested in gaining a deeper insight into the principles of pre- and perinatal psychology, for themselves and their practice.

“If one wants to gain a correct appreciation of life before birth, it is important to remember that the unborn child experiences and perceives – even when we can only infer that by observing its external behaviour.”

Dr. Ludwig Janus

history and purpose

Ourbirthjourney was initiated by John Wilks who, through many years of working with mums and babies, developed not just expertise in the field but also a passion for sharing the wisdom and insight gained within Pre- and Perinatal Psychology through decades of research and therapeutic work by many.

The realisation that pregnancy and birth are not experienced by the mother and her surroundings alone but also by the child, from the very early stages of development, and that this experience can be marked by various degrees of trauma, opens a new horizon of understanding of and compassion for babies as well as a path of self-inquiry into our own story.

Ourbirthjourney wants to provide an unbiased space in which the multiple aspects of 'our birth journey' can be explored in terms of factual knowledge, personal experience and professional practice.

We consider the insights of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology as being of fundamental importance for our culture and society. Too little attention is given to the perspective and experience of the infant and the profound ramifications this has for a person's life. Conversely, immense healing becomes possible when the voice of the child is heard.

our team

John Wilks

John is the founder and director of Ourbirthjourney. He is a Craniosacral and Bowen therapist and international teacher  and has authored a number of books.

John is regular host for our presenters and main contributor to the shaping of the Ourbirthjourney programme.

andrea braun

Andrea is operational manager of Ourbirthjourney. She takes care of our customer service and all the technical aspects involved in running the platform. 

Sara Devoy

Sara hosts live events and liaises with future presenters for Ourbirthjourney. Being on the team is a joyful expression  of  Saras’ professional and personal  commitment to the pre and perinatal  field.

are you interested in getting involved?

We are currently looking to expand out team in the organisational and content/hosting areas.
If you are interested, email us to find out more at [email protected].