What is the Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health?

The Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to the in-depth exploration of the psychological, emotional, and social development of babies and parents from preparation for pregnancy through the postpartum period.

We find that pre and perinatal experiences have a profound impact on health and human behavior. Life is a continuum which starts not, as is commonly thought, at birth, but at conception. We see mother and child as fundamentally interconnected, and understand that babies are sentient beings who are best nurtured when their mothers are provided with a supportive and healthy prenatal environment in which their choices are respected. A strong and loving pre and perinatal foundation can encourage human bonding and sensitivity to others, with lasting benefits. Womb ecology becomes world ecology as the seeds of peace - or violence - are sown by parents, educators and caregivers.

APPPAH task forces publish a newsletter and journal, hold regional and international conferences, promote research, serve the public with referrals and resources, work to enhance the pregnancy experience and prevent birth trauma, and offer training in methods for healing the psychological wounds of pregnancy and birth.

Join the APPPAH!

Membership dues now include four publications: Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (a new title), The APPPAH Newsletter, One Hundred Books (and Videos Too) in Prenatal/Perinatal Psychology, and Resource Directory of Practitioners in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and reduced rates at APPPAH sponsored events.

Membership Dues
                                  One Year     Three Years

Students in U. S. or Canada $50.00 N/A
US, Latin America or Canada $75.00 $180.00
Student rate in these areas $50.00
All Other Countries $100.00 $240.00

The association accepts VISA and MasterCard payments

Mailing Address of the Association: 340 Colony Road, Geyserville, CA 95441

Tel: (707) 857-4041> -- Fax: (707) 857-4042