NPASS is the National Perinatal Association's Student Society

NPA is the only interdisciplinary organization for perinatal professionals. We bring together passionate people from diverse disciplines in perinatal care to share, listen, and learn from each other.

Are you a student or trainee? We have a special offer for you.

Because we're committed to growing a strong, diverse community of perinatal caregivers and advocates, NPA offers you discounted membership and conference registration.


NPASS welcomes students from all disciplines, whether they are involved healthcare, psychology, social work, health policy, or any other field related to perinatal health.


NPASS is the first ever student organizational branch of the National Perinatal Association. It brings a unique blend of interdisciplinary education, scholarship, advocacy, and service to your academic community.


Like its parent organization, NPASS is dedicated to promoting the most recent evidence-based practices and advocating for our patients and their families in the modern healthcare environment.

CONTACT:   Jessica Restivo, MS, OTR/L    Director of Outreach, NPA Student Society (NPASS)


NICU Cuddler Guide to Support Neuroprotection

SUNY Downstate's NPASS Chapter Instructs Volunteer Cuddlers in Neuroprotective Care

Student leaders at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

  • Katherine Balton, OTS
  • Siham Bennis, OTS
  • Ariane Mallon, OTS
  • Pascale Saad, OTS
  • Isabel Salazar, OTS

collaborated with NPA board members and NPASS Advisors

to help them gain a fuller appreciation of their role in the NICU setting and the long-lasting developmental benefits they support.

DOWNLOAD a copy.


NPASS Policy Recommendation: TX HB253

National Perinatal Association Student Society Supports a Plan to Address Postpartum Depression

"Postpartum depression is a prevalent and serious medical condition. Although there are effective screening and treatment options available, many providers still fail to be properly screen, identify, and/or treat patients with postpartum depression. As a result, these patients and their families suffer serious medical and personal consequences. If we can increase screening and treatment for postpartum depression, we can alleviate a great burden borne by the people of Texas."

Read the statement.

NPASS Policy Recommendation: TX HB241

National Perinatal Association Student Society Calls for Increased Postpartum Medicaid Eligibility

"The postpartum period leaves women vulnerable to a variety of health problems which can have lasting effects for both mother and infant. It is vital that women have access to healthcare during this vulnerable period."

Read the statement.


NPASS chapters support emerging leaders, create mentorship opportunities, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration as a means of improving perinatal care communities. 

To find out more about bringing NPASS to your community. Email Jessica Restivo, MS, OTR/LCody Miller Pyke MSBe, and Jerasimos Ballas, MD.


Kristy Love, Executive Director

P.O. Box 392 Lonedell, MO 63060

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