PPN is the awareness that human beings are conscious, sentient, aware, and possess a sense of Self from conception through birth and beyond. The time from conception through the first year of life is when vital foundations are established at every level of being: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational. As the parents and adults it is our job to encourage all that supports these vital foundations. This support happens through the way we communicate and respond to our babies. Because babies are continually communicating and seeking connection, relating and responding to them in ways that honor and allow for their expression of experience is vital to their optimal development and wholeness.