Resources

The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) educates professionals and the public about, and advocates for, the life-changing discoveries made in the area of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. APPPAH illuminates the life-long impact of conception, pregnancy and birth on babies, families and society. APPPAH’s website is: http://www.birthpsychology.com.  If you choose to become a member, you have access to the Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health online and other key papers and topics in birth psychology.

The Primal Health Research Database which explores correlations between the primal period (preconception through the first year of postnatal life) and health later in life can be accessed for free through the following website: http://www.primalhealthresearch.com/.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with an established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.  Their website is: http://www.resolve.org. The site provides access to many resources for women and their partners facing the challenges of infertility and reproductive endocrinology treatment, as well as other family building options.

One World Birth is a free online video resource for birth professionals and parents. The world’s birth experts discuss the latest thinking & research in short, bite-sized video clips that are based around a central theme each month. The site provides viewers with an opportunity to hear experts in the field of birth express their understanding of key issues surrounding the birth process including the influence of birth environments on women’s and babies’ experiences of labor and their impact on birth outcomes.  The One World Birth website is: http://www.oneworldbirth.net/videos-2/.