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Association For Pre- And Perinatal Psychology And Health (APPPAH)

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Causes: Mental Health

Mission: The associations mission is to educate professionals and the public about, and advocate for, the life-changing discoveries made in the area of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health.

Target demographics: We believe that these early experiences are formative for both babies and parents, and tend to establish patterns of intimacy and sociality for life. At stake here is quality of life--the quality of personal growth and the quality of society itself.

Geographic areas served: Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) is a public-benefit educational and scientific organization offering information, inspiration, and support to medical professionals, expecting parents, and all persons interested in expanding horizons of birth psychology.

Programs: In addition to the quarterly peer reviewed Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (JOPPPAH), the official scientific publication of APPPAH, we publish the Conscious Baby eZine and also our monthly APPPAH Newsletter. We hold regional and international conferences, and offer online educational programs, we promote research, and serve the public with valuable directories and resources, and work to enhance the pregnancy experience and maximize the health of both mothers and babies. APPPAH members have been at the forefront in recognizing the multiple stresses of modern pregnancy and birth and developing practical therapeutic methods to deal with them.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tiffany L.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

APPPAH is a wonderful organization. Being involved in the APPPAH pre-and perinatal educator course and community has proven to be extremely valuable to me and my practice. Learning through APPPAH has helped me change the way I serve my clients and has inspired me to become an advocate for pre-and perinatal psychology. Not only do they work hard to bring awareness to issues concerning the wellbeing of babies and parents, but they are initiating a much needed change in the paradigm.

1 Brendon W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing wisdom that is being shared globally to encourage a paradigm shift for a better world.

1 Aspa K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I reached out to the AAAPAH after months of "stalking" their social media and devouring every article they posted, in order to ask for a scholarship with them. They offered me a whole year of free access to their articles of which I'm so grateful. They are truly making a difference in the perinatal psychology community. I highly recommend checking this non-profit out!

2 Divya D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Divya from Delhi, India and APPPAH was a place for me to REST in my journey

I intuitively knew that manifesting into this world was a conscious decision for each of us. I felt my child called to me, when I woke up one day and knew I wanted a child and my entire life changed. I gave up a career in engineering and immersed myself to be a mother. I also felt strongly when I was induced and knew deep within that my baby was affected by that.

That was the beginning of my journey 23 years ago. I am been a childbirth educator, doula, hypno-fertility practitioner, biodynamic craniosacral therapist.

My course with APPPAH brought together all the diverse aspects I had explored to date. I found the course well organised and gave me the background to reach out to parents and professionals and practice in an entirely new and novel way.

My interaction with expectant parents shifted from pain management and birth plans to an exploration of themselves as they support their baby's journey from womb to world. This framework shift empowered parents to make choices that put baby and them center stage. I found they became confident and process oriented. In this shift, they found many opportunities to meet their needs, baby's need and yet be connected

My work with infertility clients was also impacted in a similar way. The information offered a way away from desperation and being a victim to acceptance, healing and opening up.

Acknowledging the sentient baby and their journey not only has allowed us (my clients and me) to welcome the little one into world with love but has supported our healing as well

Other than being a brilliant course, APPPAH has been a platform for support and connections. These essential qualities cannot be learnt in theory but have been wonderfully modeled both by mentors and fellow students. I look forward to a long association with APPPAH and opportunities to contribute in the future

Pictures attached: Exploring 'conception story' via art in a birth network gathering

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

APPPAH is out to change how babies are received in this world, and that is probably one of the most important works that can be done.

2 Simoni C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a pre and perinatal psychologist I am extremely grateful to the work of APPPAH. Your contribution to the development of students and professionals in over 40 countries is invaluable!

1 Thomas R. V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

APPPAH is the only professional association that explores and elucidates all aspects of early human development from conception through infancy based on genetics, neurobiology, psychology and sociology. Whether you are a midwife, duala, nurse, obstetrician, pediatrician, psychologist, social worker or other health professianal or simply a lay person or future parent - as long as you care about pregnant mothers' and children's health - APPAH is your home. I have never met friendlier and more welcoming people than I have at APPPAH Conferences. This is a great institution and deserves your support.
Thomas R. Verny MD, DHL (Hon), DPsych, FRCPC, FAPA

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with APPPAH for several decades and have seen so many lives changed for the better. The professional community, the stellar education offers all those who care about the health of babies, their families and their communities a place to belong, a place to learn and grow.

2 Elisabeth F.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I always read the posts from the APPPAH. They deal with profoundly important issues, concerning the way that babies and mothers (and fathers) experience conception, development in the womb, birth and then the very first seconds, minutes, hours, days and months of life. If this wisdom could be more widely spread, listened to and understood, it truly would help our whole world.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent source of information. I intend to certify in prenatal/perinatal education through their intensive program and have been nothing but happy with their resources. I refer my clients to their site all the time.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I get so much valuable information from this group and I'm looking forward to attending the annual conference this year.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic, cutting edge information for people of all ages!! If you are not around babies in your environment, you still are dealing with the little baby inside you!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

APPPAH's resources, community, education, wisdom provide me with invaluable tools for growth and healing in my most important relationships. From birth & developmental struggles to triggers from my childhood, I know I can turn to birth psychology for insight & clarity. Sharing what I learn with others, helps ease their burdens, and co-create a loving future with the big & little people I meet.

3 ninaketscher

Board Member

Rating: 5

I struggled after the birth of my son and knew that APPPAH would be the only resource I could trust. I joined as a member and shortly there after enrolled in the PPNE program. Not only was I able to gain knowledge to support my son and my whole family, I became inspired and passionate about changing how we birth and parent in a more loving conscious way. I’m in the field working to support babies, mamas and papas to have the best possible birth and developmemtal outcomes, creating more peace and love for ourselves and for humanity.

4 Salomi S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

APPPAH, has made information about pre and post natal health easily available, not only for mothers and parents, but also as adults and how our journey In the womb, the process of birth and early years have shaped our behaviour as adults. It has helped me transforms a person.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

My journey with APPPAH started just over 2 years ago, when I was talking to a very dear friend and therapist of mine that I want to work more closely with babies and mothers. The reason being that if we are to better the world, we need to start from our beginnings, from how we come and are welcomed into this world.
That is when I found www.birthpsychology.com (APPPAH's website)
It was amazing because they offer the courses online so I could continue with my work and finish the PPNE (pre and Perinatal educator) program.
The knowledge, research, scientific evidence and data, the wisdom and generosity of the team and mentors was amazing.
During that time, not all was I learning and discovering this new field, but I also underwent a personal healing journey myself, unraveled my own beginnings and sabotaging patterns I was carrying, and so experienced first hand the power of the program.
And so I started working more closely with APPPAH and now am a board member, and just opened my center that integrates and combines evidence based research, Psychology and Pranic Healing to support and empower women and families in their journey to finding themselves and birthing their children to build a stronger, healthier and happier future generations..
I am so grateful to be part of this amazing organization and its sacred mission.
As Dr Thomas Verney (one of the Founders) says: Womb Ecology becomes World Ecology.

Please do support us in continuing with our Mission by volunteering, sharing, and donating.

4

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great organization that is disseminating scientific information about the consciousness of babies! "The secret to real change for humanity is changing how we come into this world."

5 edukate

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love being involved with the work of APPPAH. I have been a member for many years. Then I became an associate editor of the Journal, and Founding Director of Education. The reason why I love this work so much is that it improves the lives of mothers and babies, and therefore all of humanity. We offer an education at APPPAH about the Baby's experience, a missing part of the health puzzle. The work is a spiritual calling. If you feel led to made a difference in the world, become an educator about this holistic view of human beings, and the deep sentience and wisdom with which we come into form.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have had the opportunity of volunteering with APPPAH since its beginning in 1983. The mission that we all cherish and support is to protect the mother-baby bond by focusing attention on the "missing link" in childbirth and parenting...that of the conscious, sentient unborn and newborn baby. Science is now proving, almost daily, what scholars and mentors in APPPAH have been saying and teaching for over 35+ years. Join APPPAH and read many wonderful articles about prenatal and perinatal psychology and health in our peer-reviewed professional journal JOPPPAH. This is a very wonderful and important non-profit organization, worthy of your support.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As I began my career as a Craniosacral Therapist, I also trained as childbirth doula. I had been at a CST training and the instructor told us about this organization. Fast forward several years and APPPAH rolled out a course to help those interested in birth to train to become a Pre and Peri Natal Educator. I was among those who signed up for the first group when it became available. I learned so much, and have used this information in my CST practice, not just with pregnant and postpartum moms and babies, but with clients whose gestation and birth trauma left traces in the tissues of their bodies.
This wonderful non profit organization not only changed my life, but the lives of so many people who have found me.
So many believe that babies don't experience physical or emotional moments in utero, during birth and in the early years. Nothing is further from the truth.
The many professionals who participate in this most loving mission have opened the eyes of many, and there are many more who will benefit from understanding what sentient beings our babies are!