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 impact and effect of perinatal care and policy on families and the healthcare providers who care for them – ensuring their voices are heard. 

Learn more about how you can become a member and access what NPA has to offer.


Save the Date for NPA's 38th Annual Conference

Perinatal Mental Health: Advocating for the Health and Wellbeing of Families 

March 9-11, 2017  |  Atlanta, Georgia

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For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kristy Love at 

Our venue will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park


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 endeavor 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.



NEW: IT'S RSV SEASON Recently published SENTINEL1 data reaffirms the burden of severe RSV disease among high-risk preterm infants. See NPA's Evidence-Based Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention Guidelines for U.S. Children. Share these infographics and facebook posts.

NEW: NPA's  Family Advocacy Network (FAN) now hosts quarterly webinars in partnership with the Preemie Parent Alliance (PPA) Find out more

Access the Multidisciplinary Guidelines for the Care of Late Pre-Term Infants


The Development of New Pharmacological Therapies for Infants - The National Perinatal Association’s Position of Support for Senate Bill S.2041 - Promoting Life-Saving New Therapies for Neonates Act of 2016 by Sue Hall, MD; Raylene Phillips, MD; Vincent C. Smith, MD; Cris Glick, MD; Mitchell Goldstein, MD; T. Allen Merritt, MD


Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a Really Serious Virus for Many At-Risk Babies by Mitchell R. Goldstein, MD; Vincent C. Smith, MD; Raylene Phillips, MD

"October is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Awareness Month, which gives us an opportunity to examine concerns that arise each year during RSV season."

Read past articles.


DID YOU KNOW? NPA members of the can subscribe to the 

at the discounted rate of $57 

(retail $195)


  • $45 for students and parents 
  • $75 for professionals.

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