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APPPAH's New Revised Prenatal and Perinatal Educator

(PPNE) Certificate Program



Become a Certified PPNE

This course creates a new professional who is equipped to transform the way we support and experience birth through understanding implicit memory and the science of nurture. Being a Prenatal and Perinatal Educator (PPNE) or a birth psychology informed practitioner means you understand how birth imprints are formed, how they positively or negatively influence the trajectory of a person’s development, and how you can support parents and babies to integrate these imprints in positive ways.

This course is ideal for any professional who supports fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and adults or children in need of re-patterning their earliest experiences in life.

Included in the Course Package:

  • 12 MODULES founded upon the 12 Guiding Principles of Birth Psychology developed by Dr. Wendy Anne McCarty and Dr. Marti Glenn
  • Over 180 Contact Hours
  • Personal Mentorship from professionals practicing the principles of birth psychology
  • Somatic Practices for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation
  • Self-Reflective Exercises to Practice Embodiment Skills
  • Digital Library to Access Required Reading Assignments
  • Monthly Facilitated Meet-up Groups
  • Year Long Enrollment into APPPAH's Premier Membership Program
  • Student Discounts to APPPAH courses and programs
  • Cutting-edge science in the frontier of Consciousness
  • Wisdom from multicultural perspectives
  • Voices from women across the globe

The curriculum is designed to teach dedicated health professionals, psychologists, birth workers, body workers, educators, doctors, and parents evidence-based practices, philosophies, and therapies that nurture Human Potential and optimize the healthiest trajectory for developing babies. This Educator Certificate Course addresses the current maternal-infant health care crisis, which is intimately intertwined with the rise of technocratic practices and obstetrical intervention in the birth setting, racial inequalities, intergenerational and generational trauma, and the lack of recognition of basic human rights of the (un)born, mother, and families.

Module Listed in Chronological Order:

Module 1: Foundations of Pre and Perinatal Psychology

Module 2: Histories & Theories of Pre and Perinatal Psychology

Module 3: Neuroscience & Epigenetics

Module 4: Consciousness & Cellular Memory

Module 5: Parenting Styles

Module 6: Psycho-Emotional Developmental Stages of Humans

Module 7: Communication through Cultural Impacts

Module 8: Prenatal Bonding & Attachment

Module 9: Special Situations: ART, Surrogacy, Adoption

Module 10: Resolving & Healing

Module 11:Underlying Patterns of Birth

Module 12: Professional Support & Ethics

Register to attend a free informational webinar about the program. Webinars are recorded if you cannot attend. The next available dates are:

Thursday, March 28, 2024 12pm EDT

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 2pm EDT

Monday, July 22, 2024 9am EDT

"The PPNE program has profoundly impacted me. The program was beyond educational. It was truly enlightening."

Elizabeth Wasserman

Psychologist, Chicago, IL

This course is suitable for:


        • Identity Development Facilitators
        • Psychotherapists
        • Social workers
        • Birth Professionals
        • Mind-Body Health Coaches
        • Early Intervention Professionals
        • Neonatal Professionals
        • Somatic Therapists
        • Music Therapists
        • Postpartum Professionals
        • Parent Educators
        • Graduate Students
        • Researchers

anyone who wants to make a difference in the world!

Hear from some of our PPNE Graduates:

“Yes, I would definitely recommend this valuable program. Every module has a lot of insights to help educators rethink what they can do for the parents, enhance their knowledge and make the world a better place.”

Bo Jian

Mental Health Professional, China

Learn More About Birth Psychology

Attend our FREE weekly webinars

Mondays at noon eastern

  • Epigenetics of Pregnancy and Birth

  • Neuroscience of Nurture

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Prenatal Bonding

  • Supported Attachment

  • Holistic Breastfeeding

  • Somatics of Birth and Healing

  • Intergenerational Trauma

  • And Much More!

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