12 Guiding Principles - Prenatal and Perinatal 

Nurturing human potential and optimizing relationships from the beginning of life

Understanding our earliest relationship experiences from the baby’s point of view and how these experiences set in motion life patterns has been the intense study of the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology for over 40 years. The field uses this lens to focus on our earliest human experience from preconception through baby’s first postnatal year and its role in creating children who thrive and become resilient, loving adults.

Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology incorporates research and clinical experience from leading-edge fields such as epigenetics, biodynamic embryology, infant mental health, attachment, early trauma, developmental neurosciences, consciousness studies and other new sciences.

We offer these 12 principles as a beacon to help guide parenting practice, professional practice, theory and research and to support human potential and optimal relationships from the beginning of life. These principles lay the foundation for a new movement in welcoming and caring for our babies. Everyone has a part to play.

The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health adopted and endorses the 12 Guiding Principles-PPN. 


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If you wish to help organize translation and funding of the 12 Guiding Principles PPN into your countries language(s),

please contact Nina Ketscher, the Director of Education edu@birthpsychology.com