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  • <span>You are not</span>  alone

    You are not alone

  • <span>PMAD affects 1 in 7</span>  pregnant &amp; new mothers

    PMAD affects 1 in 7 pregnant & new mothers

  • <span>Postpartum Health Alliance</span>  can help

    Postpartum Health Alliance can help


  • We can help moms who are struggling with postpartum emotional disorders

    Depression and Anxiety are the most common complications of childbirth. They can happen in pregnancy, too.

    You are not alone! Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), which include Postpartum Depression, affect 1 in 7 pregnant and new mothers.

    Whether you are a mom who is struggling, a concerned friend or relative, or a health professional, we at Postpartum Health Alliance can offer you support and referrals to resources that can help.

    If you are struggling or have questions, please call our warmline at 619-254-0023. Our trained volunteers can provide you with support and referrals.

    If you need immediate support please call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. The toll-free call is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.


Upcoming Events

  • PPD Study Group

    • Receive updated training on postpartum depression and related disorders
    • Share information and resources with colleagues
    • Participate in case consultation
    • Discuss the latest books on postpartum depression and related disorders

    Facilitator: Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT

    Attendance: TBD

    Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

    Cost: Free

    Location: 5100 Marlborough Drive, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92116

    RSVP to: 619-220-4680 


Welcome message

Our Mission

Postpartum Health Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety symptoms and disorders and providing support and treatment referrals to women and their families.

Our History

Postpartum Health Alliance has been operating in San Diego since 1998. San Diego PHA was founded by Dr. Leslie W. Craig, Dr. Kelly Boyd-Bragadeste, Dr. Martha Diamond, Dr. Janet Jaffee, Dr. Adele Josepho, and Dr. Robert Hickman.


  • TheBlueDotProject

    What is TheBlueDotProject?

    A mom, a reproductive psychiatrist and a volunteer with Postpartum Health Alliance came together to create TheBlueDotProject. Receiving a generous grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation, the Project intends to change the face of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by taking away the stigma and raising awareness.

    Very often, when a mom is suffering from these symptoms, it can be very isolating. Reaching out for support or talking to others isn’t always easy while feeling this way. Yet, life goes on; there are errands to run and children to drop off and pick up. The hope is that these BlueDots on your car’s bumper will give them hope that they will get better. Commute by subway? Put it on your laptop. Spread the word: we are everywhere. Let her know she’s not alone.



  • Information on this Web site is intended only to increase knowledge on perinatal (during pregnancy and after childbirth) mood disorders. We do not intend to offer medical advice or treatment of any kind. The tools we offer, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, are intended as tools only, the results of which should be confirmed by a qualified healthcare professional. This information is not a replacement for diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. PHA cannot be responsible for actions taken without professional medical guidance.