The Lives We Impact

Monday LIVE and Innovations ONLINE Classes free links:

March 6: Tour of the Classroom and Q and A with Director of Education click here.

March 13:  Kate White of the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs on Prenatal Bonding/Conscious Pregnancy.  Click here to register.

March 20: Chris McKee with Be Institute presenting The Importance of Fathers and Father-Baby Bonding.  Click here to register.​

March 27:  Myrna Martin with the Kutenaii Institute presenting Prenatal Influences on Bonding and Attachment. Click here to register.

Innovations in Prenatal and Perinatal Practice Lecture Series Monthly Lecture

March 15:  Our Capacity to Connect: Pre & Perinatal Influences on the Autonomic Nervous System and Adult Intimate Relationships with Sarah Theismann.  Click here to register.

See full descriptions of these events here.

Featured Birth Psychology Month 2017 Resources

Birth Psychology Month is celebrated in March, a month of spring and rebirth for the Northern Hemisphere.  We invite you to share the resources on this site to celebrate this month with your professional networks, parent support groups and family. Click here to find free resources to share. See the list of live and free events above, as well

as a discount offer for $100

on the PPNE program!

Birth Psychology: The What, The Why, The How

With Kate White and Dennis Hertenstein, DC, APPPAH's Vice President

What Is Birth Psychology Month?

"The mothers I work with are considered at risk and under-served. Most do not have support, live at or below the poverty level, are often homeless or living in transitional housing. Pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting are often stressful times in their life. I learned so much in your Birth Psychology course regarding the effects of mother's stress on the baby and how to support young mothers. I now work very hard concentrating on teaching stress reduction techniques and helping mothers engage and attach to their unborn and newborn baby. I am forever changed as a professional and can't adequately express the gratitude I feel having received a scholarship to help women and families."

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Featured Birth Psychology Month 2017 Events

March 17-19, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

March 25-27, 2017 in Bellingham, Washington

March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Olympia, Washington

See the full workshop details here.

FREE In Utero Film Discussion and Resource Guide

APPPAH's nonprofit mission is to educate professionals and the public, worldwide, that a baby’s experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth creates lifelong consequences for individuals, families, and society. As a result of scientific discoveries and continually emerging evidence, we know babies are

conscious and sentient beings. 

Craniosacral Therapy, Trauma Resolution and Somatic Experiencing in Perinatal Population, by Kate White at APPPAH's 19th International Congress


APPPAH Membership 

Birth Psychology Month - March 2017

An Educational Awareness Initiative of the
Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, APPPAH

East and West Coast LIVE Workshops With Dennis Hertenstein, DC


APPPAH is proud to announce a collaboration with In Utero filmmakers, Kathleen and Stephen Gyllenhaal, and Kindred Media and Community to create a powerful and practical In Utero Film Discussion and Resource Guide(link is external).(link is external)

After a wildly successful year of international film festivals, awards and translation into ten languages, In Utero was released for on demand viewing in October 2016. Audiences quickly arranged home, university and clinic screenings, eager to discover and discuss the film’s cinematic and epic journey through the revelation that “womb ecology becomes world ecology.”  

Read full press release and find out more about the film guide, which is being translated into multiple languages at this time.


Thank You For Celebrating Birth Psychology Month 2017!

"Over the past few years, APPPAH's birth psychology resources and materials have grown to meet a worldwide demand for information and education," shares Sandra Bardsley, APPPAH's president.  "We are happy to designate March as Birth Psychology Month and to gather these resources and special events into one place to share with our members and supporters."  Read the full press release here.

​Subscribe To The Monthly APPPAH E-Newsletter here.

Support APPPAH's Nonprofit Work With Your Annual Membership here.

Get 20% Off Of APPPAH's Pre and Perinatal Educator's Program With The Code PPNE-CANDR here.

The primary benefit of APPPAH membership is the knowledge that you are supporting the educational efforts of APPPAH in disseminating vital information about the importance of the first nine months of life. You will become part of a community dedicated to improving life for babies and families.

  • JOPPPAH Quarterly Issue and archives
  • Exclusive Monthly Membership Offerings, Free Lectures and Events
  • Discounts on Educational Programs
  • Listing in Online Practitioner's Directory
  • Discounts on Regional Congresses
  • Find Out How Parents Are Empowered With Birth Psychology