Letter from Perinatal Support Washington Executive Director, Allie Lindsay Johnson Dear PS-WA Community,  Since joining Perinatal Support Washington last fall, I’ve had the joy and privilege to meet many of you and hear your stories. I think it’s about time I share mine. Until this Seattle Times piece last week, the story I shared widely…

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Updated 3/24/2020 FAQ for pregnancy, birth, and newborns:  We are hearing reports that hospitals are limiting support people at births, screening support people before allowing them in, and possibly separating birthing parents who are symptomatic from newborns.  There is also the potential for a lot of misinformation, or conflicting information. If a parent is full…

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Resources for Health Care providers:  Free account with Headspace  https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19 Free/low cost virtual platforms:  https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/prior-authorization-claims-and-billing/request-zoom-license-connect Google Hangouts Meet – HIPAA compliant available through Gsuite $5-10 per month.   Regroup Therapy- free HIPAA compliant software Weekly Support Meeting for those that are Helpers  Community Connection Circle Facilitated by Crystal Gurney Most Tuesdays- for more info on meeting…

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Stress Reduction Resources (mindfulness, movement, meditation) Updated 4/13/2020 Stress reduction sites Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Center– UCSD Center for Mindfulness COVID Response Stress Reduction Resources by and for People of Color Spanish Mindfulness Audio links to listen and practice: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-online-mindfulness-courses/uclas-guided-meditations-english-spanish/ Audio links to listen and practice: http://bilingualmindfulness.com/guided-meditations Handouts, FAQs about mindfulness practice, RAIN worksheet https://www.tarabrach.com/en-espanol/…

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No doubt these are uncertain times and uncertainty can lead to increased anxiety and depression. With children at home looking to us for comfort and a sense of safety this can all feel overwhelming. For providers you are juggling your practice, your clients and your own family. Below are just a few strategies for coping…

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