Dr. Lokugamage works as a consultant obstetrician & gynaecologist/honorary senior lecturer at the Whittington Hospital, London, UK, as well as the Hospital of St Johns and St Elizabeth, London. Her main clinical interests lie in medical gynaecology and general obstetrics. The long term behavioural and emotional consequences of how we are born and nurtured are of particular interest to her. Dr Lokugamage has set up a maternity acupuncture service within the NHS. She also has a keen interest in improving rates of natural birth and had a homebirth herself in 2008. Her experience of homebirth led to her writing The Heart in the Womb which was published in spring 2011.