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International Society
for prenatal and perinatal psychology and medicine

Specialized society for the scientific research of the earliest phase of human life

Conception | Pregnancy | Birth | Early childhood

We combine science and practice

Search for therapists

Specialists with a focus on pre- and perinatal psychology

Difficult Birth Help Phone

Wednesday 12 till 14 o'clock
Thursday 19 till 21 o'clock

public statements

Contributions to current topics - around pregnancy and birth

Our main concern

Since the founding of our association in 1971, attention to the psychosocial mother-child bond during pregnancy, birth and the first years of life has been the focus of our work.

Through therapeutic practice, self-awareness, research, and documentation, interdisciplinary knowledge about early life and its lifelong significance has been gathered and published.

We are guided by the following goals:

Create awareness

for the emotional, psychological and physical basic needs of the unborn child

Improve birth culture

Preventively fundamentally improve the culture of pregnancy and birth in Germany and worldwide


Disseminate important research findings in the field of prenatal psychology and promote research projects themselves.

Become part of a great community

Through your membership, you can support our goal of raising public and professional awareness of the emotional, psychological and physical basic needs of the unborn child and thereby fundamentally improve the culture of pregnancy and birth through international cooperation and networking.

International ISPPM Conference 2023

“My first universe – New knowledge about the first 1000 days“ International Conference in Heidelberg (Germany) from October 27 – 29, 2023 The new structure of the conference provides keynote lectures in the morning. In the afternoon, small groups will be offered for each topic, to which the participants can decide according to their main

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Newsletter ISPPM December 2021

Dear Members, Our jubilee meeting is now 4 weeks ago and the year is rapidly coming to an end. We would like to take a look back with you at the year and the anniversary meeting in November, which kept us very busy. We would like to thank Swen Galster, Sven Hildebrandt and Ludwig Janus,

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News from the Erasmus project

The Easmus project lasted 3 years and had the following goals: To develop an innovative model for childbirth preparation based on knowledge from midwifery and pre- and perinatal psychology. Carry out a systematic assessment of the effectiveness of the activities carried out. Disseminate the results obtained, share best practices with international partners and strengthen cooperation

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