1.International Birth Teams and Birth Psychology Congress


Dear birth teams, families and people who set their heart to birth;

We are proud to announce the very first World Congress in Istanbul, which will bring Professional Birth Teams, Birth Psychologists and families together for the first time. International Birth Teams and Birth Psychology Congress is going to be held on 28-29-30 June 2019 by Hand to Hand for Births Association.

Our Association was established so all people, regardless of their professions can unite to enable healthier births. Our motto is “Respect to baby, mother, birth physiology, and Professional Birth Teams” We actively work to create an alliance between professionals and the public they serve.
We set out to make ‘birth’ a joy, not a trauma. As each baby will be a part of the next generation, we believe if we can make the births peaceful, conscious, safe and respectful for everyone, we will create a better future.

We aim to provide evidence-based information, various lectures and workshops, which are also based on practical takeaway messages.

Both the former and current presidents of APPPAH and ISPPM will attend, along with Psychologists, Doctors, Midwives and Doulas, offering the latest information.
Families, parents-to-be, bloggers, Influencers etc. are most welcome. 

We would like to invite Obstetricians, Midwives, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Family Physicians, birth supporters, all birth workers to our congress. Let’s come together and create ‘HAND TO HAND FOR BIRTHS’ in Istanbul. This is an open invitation to any birth supporters, who are interested. We would like to bring together all health workers and all birth supporters in this Congress and say out loud ‘HAND TO HAND FOR BIRTHS.’

We offer our respect and love and hope to meet you at the 1.st International Birth Teams and Birth Psychology Congress. 
Heads of Congress


Our congress implements new academic incentive criteria.

Hand to Hand for Birth Associationwas established to be an association where people can unite on a path to healthier births without separating a person or an institution and started their work. This new association, which determines its motto as respect to baby, mother, birth physiology, and all birth teams, is working for births with projects actively carried out by professionals and the public.

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With Contributions

ISPPPMis an interdisciplinary association beginning with the early life stages of human birth that is aware of the objectivity and vulnerability of human from the first moment of life Hence, the ISPPM highlights to the particular importance of special and careful preparation for the child, as well as the culture of pregnancy and birth, both nationally and internationally, as it has developed birth psychology in the intercultural and scientific context for centuries. This holistic principle also reflects the interdisciplinary background of first members

ISPPM members are faced with the challenge of giving the information to the community about the first imprinting factors that are important for human breed.

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Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) is a public-benefit educational and scientific organization offering information, inspiration, and support to medical professionals, expecting parents, and all persons interested in expanding horizons of birth psychology.

In addition to the quarterly peer reviewed Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (JOPPPAH), the official scientific publication of APPPAH, we publish the APPPAH Newsletter and hold regional and international conferences.

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Congress and Workshops

Click to participate in the 1st International Congress of Birth Psychology and Birth Teams and certified workshops.

This congress was organized for the benefit of the Allied Association, a non-governmental organization. All incoming foreign and domestic guests come voluntarily.
Therefore, the financial contributions you will make for congresses and workshops will be spent on pregnant women, births and trainings.