The Association for Prenatal 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. Come explore, learn, and work with us! The “prenatal“ in our title refers to the period of about nine months including conception and the whole of gestation, while “perinatal“ refers to the very short but crucial period of hours involving labor, birth, and establishment of breastfeeding.
We believe that these 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. Ultimately, we like to point out, “Womb ecology becomes world ecology.”