APPPAH recognizes the need for Pre- & Perinatal information to be made available to birth professionals and the public through a peer-reviewed certification process. Certification will represent the highest standards for Pre-& Perinatal Educators worldwide. When birth professionals earn their Certificate of Pre-& Perinatal Education, it will show the world they have met the requirements of our rigorous program. Barbara Harper, longtime APPPAH member and internationally recognized expert on childbirth reform, will chair this project.
I want to thank all of you who came to the November 2011 Congress in San Francisco, and the volunteer staff and speakers who made it such a profound success and wonderful experience. The upcoming 2012 Congress in San Francisco, Nov 15-18 promises to augment and extend that success as we continue to build a conference structure that promotes participation by all who attend. In addition to keynote panels, keynote speakers, and half- and full-day workshops, there will be Focus Groups and Training Sessions. I would like to focus this letter on these two outstanding offerings. In my next letter, I'll describe our outstanding group of keynote speakers, and full-day and half-day workshop leaders.
An historic gathering of human rights activists, scientist, lawyers, philosophers, ethicists, political scientists, anthropologists, mothers, fathers, Ob Gyns, midwives, and doulas convened on May 31 - June 1 in The Hague for the first ever global discussion on Human Rights in Childbirth.