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Who’s Taking Care of Mama?

Posted: March 26, 2021 at 9:43 pm   /   Uncategorized

By Dr. Kristen J. Lipari, PhD and PHA Community Education Chair Much of the conversation in postpartum focuses on caring for the baby. But what about mama? Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) impacted 15-20% of moms before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now in its midst, experts estimate the rates of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders […]

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Interview with Nikki Helms from San Diego Community Birth Center

Posted: February 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm   /   Uncategorized

This month, Camille Kelly, LMFT & PHA’s Equity & Inclusion Co-Chair, met with Midwife Nikki Helms and toured San Diego Community Birth Center. Here’s a little peak into what Nikki has been working hard to create. Nikki is one of four Black Midwives in San Diego county. While in Midwifery school Nikki dreamed of opening […]

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Q/A with a Reproductive Psychiatrist

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 2:57 pm   /   Uncategorized

For this month’s blog update, PHA asked local reproductive psychiatrist, Dr. Sarah Kauffman, a few questions related to the treatment of PMADs. Dr. Kauffman is a psychiatrist who specializes in reproductive and forensic psychiatry.  Her private practice (sarahkauffmanmd.com) is focused on women’s mental health, including psychotherapy, medication management, and consultation.  She also works in the […]

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Friday, July 24th

Posted: June 30, 2020 at 4:58 am   /   Uncategorized

Join The MamAttorney, Daphne Delvaux, to discuss family leave and working parent’s rights. JULY 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM About the event: Daphne Delvaux is a mom and an attorney, advocating for women’s rights, and specifically mom’s rights at work. We are excited to have Daphne leading our virtual educational event on July 24th. Join […]

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Black Lives Matter. PHA’s Stance and Pledge.

Posted: June 30, 2020 at 12:21 am   /   Uncategorized

The Postpartum Health Alliance is called to action by this long overdue and pivotal moment in our country. We are proud to stand in solidarity with providers, parents and other racial justice advocates against the institutional and systemic oppression of the Black community. Working hand in hand with our professional members, this month we renew […]

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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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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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Membership Benefits

Posted: July 10, 2018 at 4:08 am   /   Uncategorized

As a member, you receive: A listing on our website, if you are a provider in the Perinatal community. You have the ability to control / update your own bio, profile photo, etc. We ask that you please make it easy for our Warmline volunteers and website visitors to search for you (I.e. name which […]

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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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It’s Time to Quit Telling Dads to Support Moms

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm   /   Uncategorized

“She’s going to need a lot of help, so you’ll need to be there to support her with whatever she needs once the baby comes.” I do a lot of clinical work with parents as well as training with “maternal and child mental health” organizations, and I usually end up telling virtually everyone who’ll listen […]

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