Maternal Mental Health

How to Avoid Common Thinking Traps in Parenthood

Posted: April 28, 2022 at 7:01 pm   /   Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Modern Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Paternal Mental Health, Postpartum

By: Dr. Kristen J. Lipari Parenthood is full of traps, some of which come in the form of inexplicably painful Legos that hide on the floor just waiting for you to stumble at the end of a long day. Some of these traps occur in our minds. They’re thinking traps, and just because they live […]

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We Are Healers

Posted: March 31, 2022 at 2:38 pm   /   Birth, Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy

By Jarrah Foster, IBCLC As first written in BabyTula Lately, I’ve been leaning into feeling connected and noticing how much that heals, and as I sat down to write this, four statements came to mind: We are healers, we are spirit, we are connected, we are one. These are stand-alone concepts but also self-reinforcing ones. […]

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Tracy Gilmour Nimoy, LMFT and PHA Member Shares Her Experience on Pregnancy/Infant Loss, Birth Trauma, & Infertility with the LA Times

Posted: October 26, 2021 at 7:47 pm   /   Birth, Blog, Community, Infant Loss, Maternal Mental Health, Miscarriage, Modern Motherhood, PMADs, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Resources, Stillbirth, Support a Loved One

Tracy Gilmour Nimoy, LMFT, owner of TGN Therapy, and PHA Member recently shared her story about how she met her husband, her daughter’s stillbirth, and and her continued fertility challenges post pregnancy loss. Tracy granted us permission to share her article, which was published in the LA Times, here on PHA’s blog, and writes, “What an […]

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Understanding the Impact of PMADs on the Military Community

Posted: November 23, 2020 at 9:21 pm   /   Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Military Families, PMADs, Risk Factors

Written by: Nicole Unsworth, LMFT and PHA Content Development Co-Chair Becoming a new parent or expanding one’s family can be an amazing experience. It also presents many stressors and anxieties, with all of the unknowns can quickly become overwhelming for anyone. Being in a military family adds another level of complexity with deployments, duty station […]

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Finding the Words

Posted: October 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm   /   Blog, Infant Loss, Maternal Mental Health, Miscarriage, Prevent PMADs, Risk Factors, Stillbirth, Support a Loved One

By Kristy Jenkins, MS, of PHA organizational member, Life Perspectives Even though up to 25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, the medical community continues to struggle to find the right words in delivering this delicate news to its patients. Maria Brann, Ph.D, Jennifer Bute, Ph.D., and Susanna Foxworthy Scott have conducted further research into […]

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4 Ways to Manage Mental Health and Distance Learning with Kids

Posted: September 29, 2020 at 9:15 pm   /   Blog, Community, COVID, Featured, Maternal Mental Health, Modern Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Paternal Mental Health, PMADs, Prevent PMADs, Resources, Support a Loved One, Wellness

It’s officially Fall, and in 2020 that means that many parents are in the midst of navigating their children’s education remotely. Logistically and emotionally, this places new challenges on what are already incredibly full parental plates – especially for those parents facilitating virtual learning, while working, while possibly also pregnant, and/or caring for their infant […]

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BIPOC Mental Health Month

Posted: July 30, 2020 at 5:41 pm   /   Blog, Community, Get Involved, Maternal Mental Health, Resources

July is Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month. In keeping with our promise and commitment to educating ourselves and our community around minority groups and their experiences during the perinatal period, we pulled together several resources that support BIPOC Mental Health education. These resources come from two reputable perinatal organizations –  […]

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The Perfect Mother

Posted: April 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm   /   Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Modern Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Postpartum, Wellness

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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Parenting With Social Media

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 4:28 pm   /   Maternal Mental Health, Modern Motherhood, Postpartum, Uncategorized

Undoubtedly, social media has completely changed society. Everything we do and see is now being documented for our family and friends (and the rest of the universe for that matter) to see. They experience what we experience through tiny 5-inch screens. How is this changing the way we parent and how is this affecting 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, Maternal Mental Health, Postpartum, Prevent PMADs, Resources, Wellness

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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