National Perinatal Association – “The National Perinatal Association (NPA) is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals, parents, and advocates that strives to be the leading voice in perinatal care. We educate, advocate, and integrate all voices with equality and respect to support pregnant people, infants, their families, and the professionals who care for them. NPA works to create positive change in perinatal care by partnering with healthcare, government, and nonprofit organizations. NPA brings all stakeholders to the table to promote optimal perinatal care in the United States. Our uniqueness in the non-profit sector is our commitment that all voices be heard equally and respectfully. NPA is families and professionals working together to support better practices and advocate for policy changes based on the and informed families’ experiences.”
Support 4 NICU Parents – In January 2014, the National Perinatal Association convened a broad group of approximately 50 thought leaders and stakeholders— physicians (both neonatology and obstetrics), 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).