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Anna Forsberg is a Postpartum Doula living and working in San Diego. Her life's passion is to usher postpartum families through the threshold of postpartum finding joy and healing along the way.  

She is the current Board President of the San Diego Birth Network and is actively pursuing efforts to decrease the Black Maternal & Infant Morbidity, as well as increasing access to quality postpartum care for all people. She is a founding member of Our White Work, a collective of white identifying birthkeepers dedicated to standing together against white supremacy by supporting Black organizations. Anna is also a member of Showing Up for Racial Justice, the San Diego Chapter. 

She is a wife and mother to three children, ages 10, 7 and 4. After 10 years of keeping small humans alive, she's trying to become a plant mama (tips are welcomed!). Her favorite things are chai tea, a meal enjoyed with friends, playing board games with her family and talking about all things postpartum with no shame or judgment. 

Want to get to know Anna more? Check out the podcasts and features below.

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About

Whole Heart Postpartum

Whole Heart Postpartum has been blooming since after the birth of Anna's second child, when she started realizing that this postpartum period was considerably easier, despite having a baby who just didn't enjoy being a baby, nor sleeping.

 

Inspired by the work of Brené Brown on whole-hearted living, it is Whole Heart Postpartum's goal to support families in a way that proves to ourselves our own inherent worthiness. Along the way we hope to laugh, cry, be vulnerably courageous and grow together. 

 

Whole Heart Postpartum officially launched in Spring 2019 and has plans to expand in the future to better serve the community.

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Recognition of Crisis

 

It is important to recognize that some parents enter postpartum in an even more heightened state of depletion and are at an even higher risk of developing a Postpartum Mood and Anxiety disorder and/or a serious medical condition that could result in death.  Black birthing people are 3-4 times more likely to die in pregnancy, childbirth and the first year postpartum. Their babies are 2-3 times more likely to die in the same time frame.  Sadly, Indigenous (Native American and Alaskan Native) birthing people are not far behind, they are 2 times more likely to die. 


We must demand our systems to rid their implicit biases, to educate all care providers about the immediate demand for change. And as community members, we need to find ways to support Black families. If you have come to this page looking for support and would like to receive it from a Black care provider,  please visit my Resources page to connect with my excellent collogues.

Anna Forsberg is a Postpartum Doula living and working in San Diego. Her life's passion is to usher postpartum families through the threshold of postpartum finding joy and healing along the way.  

She is the current Board President of the San Diego Birth Network and is actively pursuing efforts to decrease the Black Maternal & Infant Morbidity, as well as increasing access to quality postpartum care for all people. She is a founding member of Our White Work, a collective of white identifying birthkeepers dedicated to standing together against white supremacy by supporting Black organizations. Anna is also a member of Showing Up for Racial Justice, the San Diego Chapter. 

She is a wife and mother to three children, ages 10, 7 and 4. After 10 years of keeping small humans alive, she's trying to become a plant mama (tips are welcomed!). Her favorite things are chai tea, a meal enjoyed with friends, playing board games with her family and talking about all things postpartum with no shame or judgment.