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Walking Through Infant Loss

Posted: October 29, 2018 at 4:22 pm   /   blog, Featured

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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Join Our Team: Board of Directors Application

Posted: September 12, 2018 at 4:02 am   /   Get Involved, Volunteer

Open Board Positions for 2019 Dues are $500 a year. Board of Director commitment is a 2 year commitment We are thrilled to be announcing our open Board of Directors positions for 2019! We would love for you to consider joining our team as we continue to lead the way in providing quality education, and […]

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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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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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Membership Benefits

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

As a member, you receive: Monthly newsletter full of the latest updates on research, articles from our colleagues in the field, a featured blog article and more! Access to the clinical listserv, a robust email community where you can ask clinical questions, seek referrals recommendations from your colleagues or promote whatever you’re currently doing for […]

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Shining the Light of Hope: What You Didn’t Know About Climb Out of the Darkness

Posted: June 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by: Jennifer Cordeau, PHA Treasurer 2018 You’ve been hearing a lot from PHA about Climb Out of the Darkness which takes place all over the world on Saturday, June 23. But did you know why it was started, how the first Climb began in San Diego, or how Postpartum Support International is helping […]

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Maternal Mental Health and the Infant-Parent Relationship

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by Claudia Rios-Gastelum, LMFT Motherhood and childhood remain interconnected long before and after the umbilical cord is cut.  As both baby and mother transition into each of their roles, they will create this dance by reading each other’s cues to build on their relationship.  However, in a partnership where the mother is experiencing […]

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#Realmotherhood is the Antidote to the Myth of Perfect Motherhood

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by Shelly Tregembo May is Maternal Mental Health Month and April 30 to May 4 is MMH Awareness Week. Our friends over at the Blue Dot Project MMH Week 2018 are launching a social media campaign to breakdown the stereotypes of motherhood. It’s so very easy in our carefully curated social media world to […]

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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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