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An obstetrician-gynaecologist advancing research on prenatal and birth memories

Akira Ikegawa

Ikegawa Clinic, Doctor of Medicine

Born in Tokyo in 1954, graduated from Teikyo University School of Medicine. After serving as chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ageo Central General Hospital, he opened the Ikegawa Clinic in Yokohama in 1989. As an obstetrician and gynecologist who has been conducting research on prenatal and birth memory, his success is often reported in the mass media and also he is active as a lecturer.

On top of that, he gives lectures and talks for parents, children, and their families on the wonders of pregnancy and childbirth, to help them enrich their lives and to help mothers have easier birth deliveries.

He is a member of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) in the US, an organization founded by Dr. Thomas Verney whose membership includes Dr. David Chamberlain and other medical practitioners. In 2016, he appeared in the film called, “Prenatal Memories of Children ”. This film has been screened across Japan.

”I remember when I was in Mommy’s tummy, mum ” (Lyons, Inc.)
”Children choose their parents and be born.” (Nippon Kyobunsha Co., Ltd.)
”Children were born to teach you important things.” (Seishun Publishing Co., Ltd.)
”Mom, Thank You For My Life. Heart-Warming Miracle Story 25 ” (Futami Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.)
The Truth of Prenatal Memory: Babies have "memories" when they were born" (Samurai Times Press) and many others.