Ann Diamond Weinstein Ph.D.
Ann Diamond Weinstein, Ph.D., is a preconception, prenatal and early parenting specialist who received her doctorate in prenatal and perinatal psychology. In her consultation practice she provides education and coaching to health and mental health practitioners, educators, individuals and families on the relationship between prenatal and early postnatal development and experience, and an individual's health, behavior and relationships over the life span. Dr. Weinstein offers educational seminars on the impacts of maternal prenatal psychophysiological states on developing offspring, and she has a particular interest in the influence of maternal prenatal stress and traumatic stress on the origins of the maternal-child relationship. Dr. Weinstein’s work sheds light on the importance of learning and using stress reduction tools before conception, during pregnancy and in the early postnatal period. Her work with practitioners, educators and parents focuses on the cultivation of nurturing environments that support safety and compassionate connections during these times. She is the author of Prenatal Development and Parents’ Lived Experiences: How Early Events Shape Our Psychophysiology and Relationships.