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We can help moms who are struggling with postpartum emotional disorders
Depression and Anxiety are the most common complications of childbirth. They can happen in pregnancy, too.
You are not alone! Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), which include Postpartum Depression, affect 1 in 7 pregnant and new mothers.
Whether you are a mom who is struggling, a concerned friend or relative, or a health professional, we at Postpartum Health Alliance can offer you support and referrals to resources that can help.
If you are struggling or have questions, please call our warmline at 619-254-0023. Our trained volunteers can provide you with support and referrals.
Postpartum Health Alliance's Sweetest Day Fundraiser is this weekend!
Stop by SNOOZE IN HILLCREST on Saturday, October 17th and order a RED VELVET PANCAKE to support PHA!
Special thanks to each of these amazing companies for offering to donate sales of one sweet treat to PHA! Your dedication to helping local new moms and families makes such a difference to our community!
October Educational Luncheon with Amanda Freeman, PhD.
October 17, 2014 from 11:30 pm -1:30 pm
When the fairy tale fails: Pregnancy complications as a risk factor for perinatal distress
As girls grow up into women and begin dreaming about their “one day” families, they might also begin developing expectations about their pregnancies. These expectations, most likely, do not include any pregnancy complications. When these develop, it can create significant distress. A recent study has shown that of women hospitalized with obstetric complications, 27% met criteria for depression and 13% met criteria for anxiety (Byatt, et.al., 2014). Yet only 5% of these women received mental health treatment. This presentation will explore the relationship between pregnancy complications and perinatal distress, the need for screening and the benefits of providing mental health treatment.
1 – Participants will be able to identify the clinical profile of mother’s-to-be who are at risk for developing clinically significant depression and anxiety
2 – Participants will be able to recognize when a referral for psychiatric consultation or other collaboration is appropriate
3 – Participants will become familiar with special treatment considerations and clinical challenges
Lunch Special: Maurizio Trattoria Italiana is hosting us and offering a special $15 (+ tax) prix fix menu, including a salad, appetizer, main dish, desert and soft drink!
This Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education units for MFT’s, LPCC’s, LEP’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the Board of Behavioral Examiners.
PPD Study Group
- Receive updated training on postpartum depression and related disorders
- Share information and resources with colleagues
- Participate in case consultation
- Discuss the latest books on postpartum depression and related disorders
Facilitator: Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT
Attendance: Once a month on the fourth Friday of the month
Location: 5100 Marlborough Drive, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92116
RSVP to: 619-220-4680
Postpartum Health Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety symptoms and disorders and providing support and treatment referrals to women and their families.
Postpartum Health Alliance has been operating in San Diego since 1998. San Diego PHA was founded by Dr. Leslie W. Craig, Dr. Kelly Boyd-Bragadeste, Dr. Martha Diamond, Dr. Janet Jaffee, Dr. Adele Josepho, and Dr. Robert Hickman.