4 Ways to Manage Mental Health and Distance Learning with Kids

Posted: September 29, 2020 at 9:15 pm   /   Blog, Community, COVID, Featured, Maternal Mental Health, Modern Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Paternal Mental Health, PMADs, Prevent PMADs, Resources, Support a Loved One, Wellness

It’s officially Fall, and in 2020 that means that many parents are in the midst of navigating their children’s education remotely. Logistically and emotionally, this places new challenges on what are already incredibly full parental plates – especially for those parents facilitating virtual learning, while working, while possibly also pregnant, and/or caring for their infant […]

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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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Educational Workshop

Posted: August 27, 2020 at 6:07 am   /   Events

This workshop is for anyone interested in better understanding the support reproductive psychiatrists can offer individuals in the perinatal period.

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BIPOC Mental Health Month

Posted: July 30, 2020 at 5:41 pm   /   Blog, Community, Get Involved, Maternal Mental Health, Resources

July is Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month. In keeping with our promise and commitment to educating ourselves and our community around minority groups and their experiences during the perinatal period, we pulled together several resources that support BIPOC Mental Health education. These resources come from two reputable perinatal organizations –  […]

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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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Giving Birth During a Pandemic: 3 Factors that Impact Maternal Mental Health

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 6:29 pm   /   Birth, COVID, PMADs, Risk Factors

By Amanda Freeman, Ph.D., PMH-C The birth of a child can be one of the most wonderful, amazing, and joyous experiences of a woman’s life. Even in the best of times, it can also be incredibly challenging and emotional. Having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic adds an unexpected and enormous layer of emotional tension […]

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

Posted: August 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm   /   Blog, EMDR, PMADs, Postpartum PTSD, Therapy

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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