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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Giving Birth In American With Every Mother Counts – May 12

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 3:43 am   /   Events

Join us on Mothers Day Weekend as we partner with Every Mother Counts to raise awareness about PMADS! Our President, Bethany Warren, LCSW will be joining many others on a panel after the screening. TICKETS AVAILABLE : http://HTTPS://EMC-SCREENING.EVENTBRITE.COM 9:30 AM – BRUNCH RECEPTION 10:00 AM – FILM SCREENING 10:30 – PANEL DISCUSSION Download the flyer […]

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Warmline Training, April 26, 2018

Posted: April 16, 2018 at 5:16 am   /   Uncategorized

April 26 from 6pm – 8:30pm. Light dinner & snacks provided!  4761 Cass St San Diego CA 92109  (hosted at Christ Lutheran Pacific Beach) What is the commitment?: Typically Warmline volunteers are on call for 1-3 weeks a year, and receive about 3-5 calls per week which takes on average 20 mins per call. We will […]

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PMADS 101 Training – April 21, 2018

Posted: April 16, 2018 at 5:13 am   /   Events

10am – 12:30am April 21, 2018 USD Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science Bld. Room 106 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA RSVP to We are SO very excited to present to you our new ‘PMADS 101 Training’ at our first Educational Event of the year! This training was created in mind for clinicians, […]

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Climb Out Of The Darkness – June 23, 2018

Posted: April 16, 2018 at 5:01 am   /   Events

Saturday, June 23 rd at 9:00 am Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach Postpartum Health Alliance is teaming up with Postpartum Support International for Climb Out of the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness and funds for perinatal mental illnesses. Please join us as moms, dads, and families in our community come together 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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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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Happy Holidays To You

Posted: December 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm   /   blog

Postpartum Health Alliance San Diego providers, supporters and friends, What an incredible year it has been! As I look back, I do so with profound gratitude and fondness for all that we accomplished as an organization. I feel like such a proud mama gushing on her holiday card about her family’s achievements, as that is […]

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