Womb Ecology



Pro-Life Day  - Sunday, 1st February, 2015 

The President of Malta H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca 

during the Manifestation in favour of Life 

organised by the Malta Unborn Child Movement

at the Caravaggio Oratory of John's Cathedral, Valletta, MALTA



Minister Leo Brincat


From: Malta Unborn Child Movement - MUCM 


MUCM meets Minister Leo Brincat on 8-6-2015


“A baby with one or more major birth defects is born in Malta every three days”.

Statement by the Maltese Directorate for Health Information and Research 




On October 17, 2013, Hon Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, said that efforts must be made to integrate climate change adaptation with the development process and that vulnerable groups are most threatened by climate change.


He was speaking at a conference on climate change: ‘2015 and beyond: what is the future of development and development education in Malta?’.


He stressed that the vulnerable groups in society, such as those with low incomes, were the people most affected by climate change.


Another vulnerable group is that of about 4,000 unborn children every year in the Maltese islands.


On 28-5-15 MUCM requested a meeting with Minister Leo Brincat and sent him,  in  advance, the four articles in The Times of Malta mentioned below. 


On 8-6-2015 a Malta Unborn Child Movement (MUCM) delegation met Hon. Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change at the Ministry, Casa Leone, St Venera.


The delegation was made up of Mr Tony Mifsud, Coordinator of Movement, Ms Grace Attard, Vice President of the National Council of Women (NCW) and Ms Mary Buttigieg Said, President of the Malta Midwives Association (MMA).  NCW and MMA are member organisations in MUCM. The Labour Party, the Nationalist Party and Alternattiva Demokratika are member organisations in MUCM.  


The delegation again presented to the Minister the salient points of the four articles by MUCM on Womb Ecology.... the Sustainable Development of the Unborn Child.... Climate Change in the Womb..... and Protection of the Womb.... which appeared in The Times of Malta lately.


The delegation informed the Minister that in an article  ‘Measures to reduce certain birth defects’ (Times of Malta  5/3/2015), the Maltese Directorate for Health Information and Research declared that “a baby with one or more major birth defects is born in Malta every three days”.


The delegation suggested:


1. The Ministry invests in "Development Education" about the sustainable development of the unborn child.


2. Considering that the Maltese Parialment is totally in favour of the rights, protection and development  of the unborn child Malta should specialise in Womb Ecology, especially with The Barts Hospital, to open soon in Malta.


3. The Minister would make a proposal to the United Nations Climate Chnage Summit, next September in New York, to concentrate on  womb ecology in an eventual " meaningful UN Global Agreement on Climate Change".


It was agreed that MUCM would make these proposals to the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Maltese members of the European Parliament.


In 2012, 5.2 million children were born in the 28 countries of the European Union while about four million unborn children were aborted. In Malta and Gozo, about 4,000 children are born annually. About 300 abortions are made, almost all overseas, by people living in Malta and Gozo. 


Tony Mifsud 


Matla Unborn Child Movt  

Mob 7920 4840   

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During the Global Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in May 2013 it was stated that the primal right of every human being is to be born healthy and peaceful.


On 8-6-2015 the Malta Unborn Child Movement  proposed to Minister Brincat to suggest to the UN summit in Sept 2015 the introduction of  womb ecology in a meaningful UN global agreement on climate change 






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Ioanna Mari, president of the World Organisation of Prenatal Education Associations, an NGO having a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nation, said: “If we really desire, as nations and as an international community, to prepare a new ‘eco-conscious, ‘eco-friendly’ generation that respects both the environment and human beings we undoubtedly must give them an ecological education.”

When Thomas Verny, of the University of Toronto, was asked how we should educate the new generation and which is the appropriate time to start such education, he answered: “From the mother’s womb.”

He summarised the result of his research with the words: “Womb ecology, world ecology”. Verny is a psychiatrist, a family therapist and a researcher and author of the book The Secret Life of the Unborn Child.



‘Measures to reduce certain birth defects’


In an  article  ‘Measures to reduce certain birth defects’ (Times of Malta March 5, 2015The Maltese Directorate for Health Information and Research declared: “a baby with one or more major birth defects is born in Malta every three days”.


Maltese Paediatrician Prof Victor Grech recommended that “while planning a pregnancy, it is important that aspiring mothers take care of their health because this can reduce certain birth defects... Take folic acid, which can drastically reduce the incidence of spina bifida [a congenital disorder]”.


“Cut down on, and, if possible, eliminate, alcohol consumption and stop smoking. If you have a poor diet, the obstetrician will recommend you take a multivitamin preparation.


"Unfortunately, most people don’t prepare for pregnancy.”




Womb Economics 


From: The Economist : Prenatal health and life outcomes  -  See full article in: Articles


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Unequal beginnings              April 4th,  2015    

A child’s long-term well-being is more profoundly shaped by influences in pregnancy than used to be realized.


HALF a century ago doctors saw the fetus as a “perfect parasite”—absorbing what it needed but sealed off in the womb from any harm done to the mother. About half of American women smoked through pregnancy. When babies were born with the damage now described as fetal-alcohol syndrome, heredity was blamed.


Since then it has become a commonplace that healthy habits and good nutrition during pregnancy make it less likely that a baby will be born early, underweight or ill. Now a growing body of research is showing that problems caused by the prenatal environment may not be apparent at birth, but can resonate throughout life. Infections, hunger, stress and air pollution have been implicated in a host of long-term problems for those exposed to them in utero, including bad health, poor school results and lower earnings. Even relatively minor exposure can increase the odds of suffering from chronic disease or disability.


Womb Economics

From: Economics and Ethics 


June 13, 2015