Expecting Parent Support: Managing Anxiety & Honoring Loss in Times of Changing Birth Plans

Recorded May 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has overturned our world as we know it. For expecting families, it has upended birth plans, eliminated traditional support systems, canceled celebrations, and has led to increased anxiety over a safe pregnancy, birth and baby.

In this session, Jennifer Hampton, LCSW and Tanya Tringali, MS, CNM will discuss how to process the loss of your envisioned birth, strategies for managing anxiety, taking control where you can, revisiting your plans, and how to best set yourself up to feel supported - even in these challenging times.

Speakers

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    Jennifer Hampton, LCSW

    Pebble Provider

    Jennifer Hampton is a clinical social worker with 20 years experience working in inpatient and outpatient healthcare, public school and university settings and military new parent support programs. Jennifer has completed specialized training through Postpartum Support International and is a 2020Mom Ambassador. She is experienced in multiple parenting curricula including Mothers and Babies. Jennifer is a loss mom with a rainbow baby and a survivor of postpartum depression. In addition to her role as a Pebble provider, Jennifer runs a private practice and co-founded MomSquad Napa Valley to provide peer support and education to expectant and new parents. She currently serves on the Community Organizations Active in Disaster committee for Napa County.

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    Tanya Tringali, CNM

    Program Director at Pebble

    Tanya Tringali is a Certified Nurse-Midwife with 20 years experience in Maternal-Infant health. She has cared for thousands of women over the years in NYC and Westchester County and has caught nearly 1,200 babies. In addition to her role as Program Director at Pebble, she is also adjunct faculty at New York University and Georgetown University.

References

  • Mindfulness Resources
    • Expectful App: online meditation library for pregnancy, labor, and motherhood
    • 10% Happier: meditation app with free trial
    • Guided Imagery: free guided sessions provided by Dartmouth University
    • Try using sensory triggers with positive associations (scents, music, touch, photos)
  • Give InKind: We love this site because in addition to enabling loved ones to send you postpartum meals, it also allows them to send other types of support - like groceries and other helpful services & products (including several Pebble support services). You can even create a wishlist so your loved ones know exactly what you need!
  • Perinatal Mental Health Resources
    • Pebble therapists
    • Postpartum Support International
    • PSI Helpline: 1-800-944-4773
    • PSI Helpline text: 503-894-9453

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