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To Whom It May Concern,

As current president of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) I would like to introduce you to APPPAH. APPPAH is a culturally sensitive group of professionals and parents interested in the brain development of the unborn & newborn baby and subsequent quality of health and human behavior.  APPPAH has been studying the conscious and sentient unborn and newborn baby for 30+ years and has important information to share.  We see that life is a continuum which starts before conception, not after birth.  During this formative period, parents and babies are not isolated from each other, but fundamentally interconnected.  A loving, supportive prenatal and perinatal experience inspires such things as bonding and sensitivity to others. These have long-term consequences for both individual relationships, personal health and a more peaceful society. Ultimately, womb ecology reveals itself in world ecology as the seeds of peace or violence are sown in the unborn & newborn baby.

APPPAH provides valuable directories and resources such as the media center for parents and professionals on our website www.birthpsychology.com. In addition, APPPAH publishes a monthly e-newsletter, The Conscious Baby, as well as provides online education of the 11 module prenatal and perinatal psychology education course (PPNE).

We also hold regional and international congresses as well as publish the professional peer reviewed Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (JOPPPAH). This quarterly journal seeks leading-edge articles in the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health, thus providing another opportunity for members and academics to publish their research articles.  The Editor welcomes original papers in the field of birth psychology and may be contacted at editor@birthpsychology.com  

I invite you to apply for our free one-year electronic membership.  This free membership is being offered to students who are pursuing degrees in fields related to maternal/child and family studies; medical, pediatric, nursing, midwifery, doula, sociology, psychology, child development, public health, etc.  Our desire is to offer this valuable information concerning Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology to students who are studying about human development and the effects of the Mother-Baby bond and family dynamics in order for them to experience a professional organization dedicated to this field of study.

Joy & Blessings, 

Sandra J Bardsley

Upon selection by the Diversity Chair Committee, you will receive access to the website and all of APPPAH’s knowledge from the inception of our organization. All research articles are available for free download while you are maintaining membership in APPPAH. Accepted students must provide proof of educational status. Please be prepared to show a copy of initial training attendance or student ID from facility.

It is important to APPPAH as an organization to create equal access for all cultures, ethnicities, and religions.


Welcome to the APPPAH 20th International Congress!

The Conscious Baby Emerges: Scientific, Medical, Psycho-Social, and Somatic Discoveries

​November 30th - December 3rd, 2017

​San Diego, California

Discounted Registration Rates Now in Effect Through August 15, 2017

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Work Scholar Information

Now Welcoming Applications for APPPAH 20th International Congress Work Scholar Volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a work scholar for APPPAH's 20th International Congress. Here is some basic information:

The registration fee for work scholar volunteers is $200 for APPPAH Members. For non-members, the rate is $250. This registration covers all sessions in the main conference but does not include the pre and post conference workshops. Registration does not include accommodations or other expenses.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please note the following policy regarding refunds, exchanges, and transfers pertaining to Congress registration, optional products, and services:

CE Credit fees are non-refundable.

Registration fees are refundable, less a $50 processing fee, through July 31, 2017.

Registration fees are refundable at a rate of 50% for the cost of registration from August 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017.

No refund will be issued for cancellations starting November 1, 2017. 

About the Keynote Speakers


We are very pleased to provide you with more information about our fantastic lineup of Congress Keynote Speakers at this year's APPPAH 20th International Congress! 

There will be a wide range of specialist topics, skills and knowledge shared with you by our esteemed Keynote presenters over the course of the Congress, which will take place at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Centre, San Diego on 30th November - 3rd December 2017.  

President's Reception

President's Reception

Please join us at the President's Reception on Thursday 30th November! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet with your fellow Congress attendees and celebrate the beginning of the 20th International APPPAH Congress!

There will be a chance to network with APPPAH members, as well as speak with members of the board, and our own APPPAH President, Sandra Bardsley, will be welcoming you on the night, so we hope you can join us on this special evening.


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