Postpartum

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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4 Tips to Eliminate Sleep Props

Posted: March 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm   /   Parenting Tips, Postpartum, Sleep, Uncategorized, Wellness

Written by Natalie Fitzgerald, Certified Sleep Consultant, and Postpartum Doula. A sleep prop is something your baby relies on to fall asleep or to fall back asleep. Common sleep props can be rocking or nursing to sleep – but really it’s anything that your baby relies on to fall asleep, and cannot fall back to […]

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A Friend in Need- Three Steps to Help Moms Who are Struggling

Posted: September 16, 2019 at 3:40 am   /   PMADs, Postpartum, Resources, Support a Loved One

By PHA Board Member Shelly Tregembo. With one in five mothers experiencing depression or anxiety during or after their pregnancy, the need for all of us to have a good understanding of how to reach out and get our friends and loved ones connected to care is crucial. Depending on each mom’s situation, different resources […]

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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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Play. Connect. Love.

Posted: February 27, 2019 at 4:18 am   /   Blog, Parenting Tips, Postpartum

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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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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Please Be That Friend

Posted: July 27, 2018 at 6:09 am   /   Blog, PMADs, Postpartum, Support a Loved One, Wellness

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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