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Postpartum can affect dads too. Find out about common concerns for new dads and discover helpful tips on how they can become more involved and stay healthy.



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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

Climb Out Of The Darkness – June 23, 2018

Saturday, June 23 rd at 9:00 am
Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach

Postpartum Health Alliance is teaming up with Postpartum Support International for Climb Out of
the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness and funds for perinatal mental

Please join us as moms, dads, and families in our community come together to ‘shed light’ on
theses very common and treatable struggles new mothers and partners can face. We will do a
short walk around the park on a paved path and there will be snacks, coffee, games for the kids,
raffle drawings and giveaways.

Fundraising is optional, but the money raised supports PHA trainings, workshops, and
educational materials to providers and warmline support, treatment referrals for moms, dads, and
their families.

Download the flyer here:

2018 Climb Out Of The Darkness San Diego Flyer

Register for the event here:


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.


What is TheBlueDotProject?

BlueDotA 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.

Delayed Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Podcast Series - We teamed up with New Mommy Media to recorded a 6 part series on Delayed Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, and it is pretty amazing! A BIG thank you to New Mommy Media for your partnership, to the clinicians that offered their insight and to the families who shared their stories.  We hope this will be a resource you use and share! Episode 1: Managing expectations Find Out More


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.