Research finally confirms what has been observed clinically the last eighty years in prenatal and birth psychology. Historically, clients revealed their traumatic experiences while in a regressed or altered state during birth and before. Today, scientists studying the fetus have demonstrated that learning and memory can objectively be traced to early in the second trimester (Dirix, Nijhuis, Jongsma, & Hornstra, 2009; Hepper & Leader, 1996), and that sensory abilities develop earlier than once thought (Hepper, 1992).
We need your help on two fronts, one financial, the other, input. Membership dues provide a significant portion of our budget, but do not allow us the ability to cover the costs of political action to advocate and make important changes in our society, nor do they allow important service upgrades for our membership. If the changes and upgrades described below matter to you, please renew your membership for multiple years and invite others to join. Alternatively, your tax deductible donations would be deeply appreciated.
Based on recommendations from your Communications and Development Committee (ComCom) and the Public Advocacy Committee, the APPPAH Board has approved the use of an easy-to-understand focal point – a theme – to further the aims and the messages of APPPAH with both pre and perinatal professionals and mainstream audiences.