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5th Annual October Fiesta

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm   /   Events, Featured

Join the Postpartum Health Alliance for our annual October Fiesta celebrating 22 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 pricing ends […]

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A Therapist’s Overview

Posted: August 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm   /   blog, Testimonials

Gretchen Mallios, LCSW, RYT is a therapist in private practice in San Diego and past President of Postpartum Health Alliance. In addition, she is the founder of Positively Yoga, where she and other instructors offer therapeutic yoga and mindfulness services to support emotional health Many people compare pregnancy and parenting to a roller coaster, filled […]

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Conversations that Count: Ask a Dad about His Journey

Posted: June 26, 2019 at 6:54 pm   /   blog, Featured, Uncategorized

 International Fathers’ Mental Health Day (IFMHD) was on June 17th (the day after Father’s Day), so I wanted to take a quick look at an often-overlooked aspect of new fathers’ adjustment to parenthood: His own hormonal changes. Several of my colleagues founded IFMHD several years back as a way to draw some much-needed attention to […]

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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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Parenting With Social Media

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 4:28 pm   /   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, 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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