compassionate care providers

Dr. Kelly Elmore (Military Provider in Obstetrics and Gynecology ) 760-725-HELP

Dr. Nikolas Capetanakis. Cap Wellness Center

Dr. Damon Cobb. Damon Cob Gyn







Prenatal Massage Therapist

Ashely Saverino, HHP, CMT, CMC
Progressive Family Wellness


Holistic Cranial Chiropractor

Rachel Hamel, DC


Postpartum TELEPHONE COUNSELING

Postpartum Health Alliance
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.
Warmling 619-254-0023 - knowledgable volunteers return message

Postpartum Support International - Postpartum Depression Stressline
Free and confidential telephone support and referral to medical providers and support groups for women experiencing postpartum blues, depression, and anxiety. Call and leave a message and they will return your call within 24 hours. Provides services only in English.
1-800-944-4773
9 AM – 9 PM seven days a week.
http://www.postpartum.net/


RESOURCES FOR Postpartum EMERGENCIES

The San Diego Access and Crisis Line
The toll-free call is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
1-888-724-7240.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK

The Hope Line
1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667)


LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS for Postpartum Support

CLAIRMONT
Little Frogs and Polliwogs
SUPPORT AND EDUCATION FOR MOTHERS OF CRAWLERS AND WALKERS WHO ARE COPING WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. Join us for a safe, honest conversation about the realities of parenting a very young child while coping with the symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Learn how to cope with and manage behavior changes in your young child and understand why they behave the way they do. Cara, Early Childhood and Family Therapist,  facilitates this group on  the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Space is limited for each group. Please call to learn more and find out which group has openings. Please call to pre-register 619-219-4313 carafairfaxlcsw@gmail.com


ENCINITAS
Capwellness Center for a Women’s Support Group
Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30  Receive support for Postpartum anxiety, depression and life adjustments to motherhood.  $20/ session  535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 115. Encinitas CA 92024. All newborn and Babies up to 12 month welcome.  Contact: Dr. Jennifer Cory 619-723-3378  or jen@drjencory.com.  Walk-ins welcome.  www.drjencory.com

Tree of Life New Moms Support Group
Becoming a mom brings new emotions and experiences…don’t go through it alone! Join a group of new mommies to process the changes in your lives and increase your sense of community. Located at the Tree of Life Birthing Center: 617 Saxony Place Suite 103 Encinitas, CA 92024 Please contact us to discuss dates and times of groups. Contact: Dr. Kimberly Ortiz, Psy.D., LMFT ortizkd@gmail.com (619) 356-1915
 

ESCONDIDO
Moms in Bloom
A group for Pregnant and Postpartum women in the transition to motherhood to prevent and heal from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Group is $50 (discount given if mentioned you are referred by PHA) and is held Mondays from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. RSVP is required to 760.489.1002 or email inpsychcenter@gmail.com. For more information visit the website http://inpsychcenter.com/moms-bloom-support-group/

KEARNY MESA
Sharp Mary Birch
A FREE Postpartum Support Group at the Sharp Mary Birch Outpatient Pavilion- Room A & B at 5075 Health Center Drive, San Diego CA 92123. No registration needed, drop-ins welcomed! For questions, call 858-939-4141. Groups held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 am.
 

KENSINGTON
Getting Beyond the Unexpected
A Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group for moms who are struggling. Receive information, support, and tools to help get beyond prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. You are not alone. At least 1 in 8 mothers suffer during pregnancy and the first year. Facilitated by Mary Obata, MFT, and meets on the first Friday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm. To learn more, call 619-220-4680 or visit the website https://www.meetup.com/Pregnant-Postpartum-Moms-Support-Group/ Sliding scale ($45-$5).
 

LA JOLLA
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
A FREE Postpartum Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month, 2:00 -3:30 pm, Pre-registration is required.  Please call 858-626-6364 to register.

LA MESA
Sharp Grossmont
The group offers education and support for women suffering “baby blues” symptoms, postpartum depression and/or anxiety. Babies newborn to 12 months are welcome to attend. 619-740-3483

MISSION VALLEY
Free support group to new breastfeeding mothers. The support group is held every Tuesday from 10:30am-12:00pm by Heather Shabestari, BS, IBCLC, CLEC at Hapa Yoga studio, 4242 Camino Del Rio N #10, San Diego, CA 92108. Facilitator answers questions new mothers may have and provides a baby scale to the participants. Drop in’s welcome.

NORMAL HEIGHTS
FREE Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group (babies <12 mos welcome). Group is facilitated by Rachel Rabinor, LCSW and is located at Whole Family Acupuncture at 4443 30th Street, San Diego CA 92116 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 10:30am -11:30am. For more information visit: www.rachelrabinor.com or call: 619-780- 3277
 

NORTH PARK
Maiden to Mother Support Group
A circle of new motherhood led by a woman of wisdom, in a nurturing supportive environment. The group covers breastfeeding, natural baby health, baby sleep options, baby wearing, cloth and diaper free options and postpartum concerns. This is a FREE class. Babies are welcome. Groups held each Friday from 12:45-2:00 pm at Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92103.

POINT LOMA
Kaiser Permanente, Point Loma
New Mothers Support Group,  A FREE group for the public and for Kaiser members.  Offered on the third Thursday of the month from 1-2:30pm.  Call 619-221-6114 for more information.

POINT LOMA - NTC
A support group for active duty members or dependents who are pregnant or postpartum.  Babies up to 12 months are welcome to attend.  The group meets Tuesdays from 1330-1430 at NTC – Conference Room, 2nd Deck, Section B.  2051 Cushing Rd. 92106.  Registration is not required.

RIVERSIDE
Enhanced Mental Health and Child Care Services
For low-income mothers with children ages 0 -3. This unique and supportive program provides mental health treatment services to women suffering from a postpartum mood disorder and their infant or toddler along with funded child care. For more information about this program, please call 951-683-5193 and ask to speak with someone in the Mental Health Services program. FREE.

SOUTH PARK
Baby Garten New Mom Support Group
Free Moms Support Group led by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ana Arteaga -Biggs. This group is a FREE group for New Moms held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:15pm – 2:15pm. Babies welcome! Located at the Baby Garten Studio,  1947 30th Street, South Park CA 92102. For questions please email or call  619.880.9911 dr.arteagabiggs@gmail.com