How to Avoid Common Thinking Traps in Parenthood

Posted: April 28, 2022 at 7:01 pm   /   Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Modern Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Paternal Mental Health, Postpartum

By: Dr. Kristen J. Lipari Parenthood is full of traps, some of which come in the form of inexplicably painful Legos that hide on the floor just waiting for you to stumble at the end of a long day. Some of these traps occur in our minds. They’re thinking traps, and just because they live […]

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We Are Healers

Posted: March 31, 2022 at 2:38 pm   /   Birth, Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Postpartum, Pregnancy

By Jarrah Foster, IBCLC As first written in BabyTula Lately, I’ve been leaning into feeling connected and noticing how much that heals, and as I sat down to write this, four statements came to mind: We are healers, we are spirit, we are connected, we are one. These are stand-alone concepts but also self-reinforcing ones. […]

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Tracy Gilmour Nimoy, LMFT and PHA Member Shares Her Experience on Pregnancy/Infant Loss, Birth Trauma, & Infertility with the LA Times

Posted: October 26, 2021 at 7:47 pm   /   Birth, Blog, Community, Infant Loss, Maternal Mental Health, Miscarriage, Modern Motherhood, PMADs, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Resources, Stillbirth, Support a Loved One

Tracy Gilmour Nimoy, LMFT, owner of TGN Therapy, and PHA Member recently shared her story about how she met her husband, her daughter’s stillbirth, and and her continued fertility challenges post pregnancy loss. Tracy granted us permission to share her article, which was published in the LA Times, here on PHA’s blog, and writes, “What an […]

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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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Understanding the Impact of PMADs on the Military Community

Posted: November 23, 2020 at 9:21 pm   /   Blog, Maternal Mental Health, Military Families, PMADs, Risk Factors

Written by: Nicole Unsworth, LMFT and PHA Content Development Co-Chair Becoming a new parent or expanding one’s family can be an amazing experience. It also presents many stressors and anxieties, with all of the unknowns can quickly become overwhelming for anyone. Being in a military family adds another level of complexity with deployments, duty station […]

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Finding the Words

Posted: October 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm   /   Blog, Infant Loss, Maternal Mental Health, Miscarriage, Prevent PMADs, Risk Factors, Stillbirth, Support a Loved One

By Kristy Jenkins, MS, of PHA organizational member, Life Perspectives Even though up to 25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, the medical community continues to struggle to find the right words in delivering this delicate news to its patients. Maria Brann, Ph.D, Jennifer Bute, Ph.D., and Susanna Foxworthy Scott have conducted further research into […]

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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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