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Why I Climb.

Posted: May 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm   /   blog

Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA) is honored to co-host San Diego’s 5th annual Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest event raising awareness about PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders). Please join us for this free, family-friendly event on June 15th at Kate Sessions Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blog post by Julie […]

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The Perfect Mother

Posted: April 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm   /   blog

Written by PHA Board member Dr. Amanda Freeman. Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. She is passionate about making the experience of motherhood a joyful and fulfilling time.  Striving for the impossible ideal of being the “perfect mother” is a trap many can fall into. The “perfect mother” is plastered all over […]

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Play. Connect. Love.

Posted: February 27, 2019 at 4:18 am   /   blog, Featured

February is the month of love.  This time of year, people go to great lengths to show how much they love each other.  There are grand gestures and extravagant gifts, but I’m here to reinforce the idea that showing love is actually very simple. The key ingredient to any loving relationship is presence.  Being fully […]

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Walking Through Infant Loss

Posted: October 29, 2018 at 4:22 pm   /   blog

By Nikki Watkins, PsyD, LMFT My journey through infant loss is one I never thought I would endure. I had given birth to three healthy children prior to this pregnancy and there was no reason for me to think this would be any different. Even when we were told at five months gestation that our […]

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5 Ways to Feel Physically & Mentally Empowered in Your Postpartum Journey

Posted: August 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by PHA Board Member Colleen Flaherty, B.A., NSCA-CSCS. Colleen is a strength coach and owner and founder of Prokreate. The mind and body are built to work in beautiful harmony, both feeding off each other for resiliency and growth. Your body is only as functional, strong, or healthy as your mind thinks it […]

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Please Be That Friend

Posted: July 27, 2018 at 6:09 am   /   blog, Featured

Blog submitted by Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, APRN, PHA Board Member   In recognition of the International Day of Friendship on July 30th, this month’s blog focuses on the strong bond between two women whose friendship proved to be a source of strength, love, comfort and healing as one struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety.  A […]

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Maternal Mental Health and the Infant-Parent Relationship

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by Claudia Rios-Gastelum, LMFT Motherhood and childhood remain interconnected long before and after the umbilical cord is cut.  As both baby and mother transition into each of their roles, they will create this dance by reading each other’s cues to build on their relationship.  However, in a partnership where the mother is experiencing […]

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#Realmotherhood is the Antidote to the Myth of Perfect Motherhood

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by Shelly Tregembo May is Maternal Mental Health Month and April 30 to May 4 is MMH Awareness Week. Our friends over at the Blue Dot Project MMH Week 2018 are launching a social media campaign to breakdown the stereotypes of motherhood. It’s so very easy in our carefully curated social media world to […]

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3 Secrets to Surviving PMADs: Get the sleep support you need to rest, restore, resource, & recover

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm   /   blog, Featured

  Written by Jen Varela, owner of Sugar Night Night & PHA President-Elect Jen is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach®, co-author of “Loved to Sleep,” and founder of Sugar Night Night, a pediatric sleep consulting service. As a survivor of a PMAD herself, Jen has a deeper understanding of how to support parents experiencing PMADs in […]

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Making the Most of Your PHA Membership

Posted: February 26, 2018 at 12:29 am   /   blog, Featured

Written by Jen Fisher, Membership Chair & Chloe Clasper-Torch, Warmline Chair Last year we made big changes to the Postpartum Health Alliance website, including the membership renewal and listing processes. Our goal for our members is to help you get the most out of your membership with PHA, whether it is through networking opportunities, study […]

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