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National Perinatal Association 

No matter how you are involved across the spectrum of care for mothers, babies and families, the NPA provides programs, services and opportunities to learn and engage. At NPA, we focus on the impacts and effects of perinatal care and policy on families and the healthcare providers that care for them – ensuring their voices are heard. 

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EVENTS


NPA's 2016 Conference

April 28-29, 2016  |  Houston, Texas

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Perinatal Decision Making in the 21st Century 

See more information.  View the agenda. Download a flyer. Book a room in Houston.

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE NPA's

Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents

In January 2014, the National Perinatal Association convened a group of thought leaders and stakeholders - neonatologists, obstetricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, developmental care specialists, psychologists, social workers, public health experts, parent support group leaders and parents - to develop interdisciplinary guidelines for psychosocial support services for parents whose infants are hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

This group convened with the common purpose of improving the level of psychosocial support provided to NICU parents as well as improving training and support for those who provide care in NICUs.

The products of this interdisciplinary endeavour are:

You can download the Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents here, without the supporting narrative and references. Click here to view the full set of articles with references in the Supplement to the December, 2015 issue of Journal of Perinatology.

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Pregnant Women, Drug Use, and NAS: Experts Share Science & Strategies That Help Women, Babies, and Families

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NEWS

NEW: Read NPA's Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents published in the December, 2015 issue of Journal of Perinatology.

NPA's Egg Freezing position paper is now available.

Read the complete paper, National Conversation on Maternal Deaths.

View the revised 2015 NPA RSV Guidelines.

Learn more about Severe Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) and our advocacy efforts.

NEONATALOGY TODAY


NICU Discharge Readiness and Preparation (Part 2) by Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH 

"The transition from the NICU to home changes a NICU family’s entire world. How the discharge process occurs is vital to ensuring the competence and confidence of primary caregivers and a safe transition from NICU to home for infants and their families."

Read More in (Part 1)

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