New PPNE Students Start Here:

APPPAH PPNE Course Information and Frequently Asked Questions

This is a step-by-step description of what you need to know as a new student in our Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate Program. It includes a list of the 15 books that we ask you to purchase outside of the program. We provide many articles, videos, and book chapters. Our course is comprehensive. Our modules include:

  • Prenatal and Perinatal Education Foundations (Module 1)
  • Ethics (Module 2)
  • Epigenetics (Module 3)
  • Neuroscience (Module 4)
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Theories (Module 5)
  • Cultural Impacts of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (Module 6)
  • Bonding and Learning -- Attachment (Module 7)
  • Labor and Birth (Module 8)
  • Breastfeeding and Supported Attachment (Module 9)
  • Parenting Styles (Module 10)
  • Implications and Inspiration (Module 11)

Please take your time and look through our materials, and email our Director of Education if you have more questions: [email protected]

Your Instructor

Nina Ketscher, MA, PPNE, CEIM
Nina Ketscher, MA, PPNE, CEIM

Nina holds a masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Somatic Psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. She is a graduate and mentor of APPPAH’s Prenatal & Perinatal Educator certification program (PPNE) and has been creating connection and working with babies in person and virtually for over 10 years. In her work with private clients and in workshops, Nina blends Western somatic and prenatal and perinatal psychology with Eastern spiritual healing knowledge. Prior to accepting the Director role for APPPAH, Nina lived, studied and taught at Sri Kaleshwar’s Soul University, in India for 5 years and most recently worked in an Integrative and Functional Medicine Pediatric clinic in the US, where she saw a greater need for prenatal and perinatal educators to be integrated throughout our medical, mental and behavioral health and educational systems internationally. Recently moved from CA, USA, Nina resides in Leipzig, Germany with her husband and her 5 year old son. Nina believes through expanding our view on conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting, we will create new generations of strong, conscious and loving children, equipped to face the challenges of our modern and unstable world.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the PPNE course start and finish?
The course starts when you purchase and you have a year to finish. You can easily purchase a year extension if you can't complete the course in a year.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for a year, and lifetime access after your graduate.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, here is our refund policy: If a student cancels within 7 days, full refund is paid minus a $75.00 administrative fee. If a student cancels after 7 days and before 90 days, 50 percent of the tuition is refunded minus an administrative fee of $75.00 and $150.00 for each module completed. If a student withdraws from the program after 90 days, there is no refund.

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