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October Fiesta – October 18

Posted: September 12, 2018 at 3:26 am   /   Events, Featured

Join the Postpartum Health Alliance for our annual October Fiesta celebrating more than 20 years serving the San Diego Community! We are hosting an amazing Thursday night out fundraiser at the beautiful Mission Beach Women’s Club. El Tapatio will be on hand making fresh tortillas and delicious Mexican food for all to enjoy. Early bird […]

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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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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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Helpful Tips When Working With Military Families

Posted: January 30, 2018 at 5:24 am   /   blog, Featured

  The following useful tips and insights were shared by a few PHA providers that work with military families.  These important themes and resources are important to consider as we continue our goal of providing well informed and appropriate care to those suffering with PMADs, in this case, the military families that make huge sacrifices […]

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Interview with Dr. Scott Stuart

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 5:04 pm   /   Featured

AUTHOR: RACHEL RABINOR, LCSW I’m thrilled to share that this September, San Diego’s Postpartum Health Alliance will be offering two trainings in Interpersonal Psychotherapy: IPT Level A, and IPT for Group. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Dr. Scott Stuart, the Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute (link: https://iptinstitute.com/about-ipt/about-ipt-institute/) and […]

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How Can We Help Low-Income Families Get Access to Care?

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 6:39 am   /   Featured, Uncategorized

Author: Shelly Tregembo With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, California now boasts more than 12 million people insured through the Medi-Cal program– the largest number of insured individuals in our State’s history. And amazingly, finally, these millions of newly-insured Californians have coverage that includes mental health services. As much as […]

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Deepening the Conversation: Helping Prenatal and Postpartum Professionals Ask Important Questions

Posted: May 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm   /   Featured

*This blog was from 2016, but so great we had to share again!  May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month—a month dedicated to education and awareness of perinatal women and their mental health. I feel it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the path we’ve each taken as professionals, to arrive at this point in […]

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Ending The Year With A Renewed Mission

Posted: December 10, 2016 at 5:49 am   /   Featured

Postpartum Health Alliance San Diego providers, supporters and friends, As we close another year of service to families in our community, we embark on a renewed mission and vision for Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA). Originally established in 1993, PHA has grown and shifted with the times to be the organization in San Diego taking the […]

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Dancing Without You

Posted: September 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm   /   Featured, Media, Testimonials

As part of my senior capstone project at Brigham Young University, I had the privilege of working with a determined father and now widow to share the devastating story of his wife, Emily Cook Dyches, who passed away from the tragic effects of a perinatal mood disorder in February of 2016. When I started working […]

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