Mariana Cerqueira, MD, MPsy, CPM, LM is a mixed traditional and alternative health care professional specializing in pre-, perinatal, and early childhood health areas. In her work with parents, babies and their families Mariana focuses on the period from preconception to 7 years of age. Born in Portugal, Mariana has lived on 3 continents, in 4 countries, and in 3 US states. She graduated from medical school in 2008 from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and in 2014 she completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Pre-, Perinatal and Early Childhood Psychology at ISPA-IU, also in Lisbon. Prior to moving to the US, she worked as an occupational health MD, and also as an energetic healer and regression therapist. Mariana did an internship with a Hospital Mental Health department for Early Childhood as a clinical psychologist and also conducted leading-edge Heart Rate Variability research in Fetal Psychology at the OBGYN department of Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, in Lisbon. She was blessed with the opportunity to learn from many well-known mental health professionals during this time. After going through her own miscarriage she decided to study midwifery, graduating from Maternidad La Luz in El Paso (±700 birth/year), working mostly with families from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She witnessed the significant effects of maternal emotional states on pregnancies, labor, birth, and early baby care. Mariana saw firsthand that a more relaxed, joyful, and rooted emotional state for Mom and family consistently leads to significantly improved perinatal outcomes. Since 2017, Mariana has chosen to focus her practice, using her extensive educational and clinical experience, in the development of techniques and tools for health care professionals to support the goal of leaving better children for the planet.