Maternal Mental Health Resources

Information

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
This organization works to support women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. Call their toll-free warmline (1-800-944-4773) to connect with trained experts who can offer support, encouragement, and referrals. Their weekly support groups meet online and provide information, guidance, support, and resources for anyone struggling with perinatal mood disorders.

Postpartum Stress Center
Educational information, support, resources, and self-help tools, all focused on maternal mental health.

MothertoBaby.org
Reliable, evidence-based information on taking medication during pregnancy and postpartum, including while breastfeeding.

InfantRisk.com
Comprehensive information and research on impact of specific medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health
Up-to-date evidence-based research on women’s mental health issues and psychiatric disorders occurring during pregnancy and postpartum.

Mom & Mind
This podcast covers every aspect of maternal mental health from depression to anxiety to intrusive thoughts to OCD and everything in between. Excellent, informed, skilled clinicians guest regularly and provide important, up-to-date information.

Prenatal and postpartum mood disorders

Do I have postpartum depression?
A simple quiz to evaluate whether you’re experiencing PPD as well as links to resources on getting help, support, and treatment.

“Baby blues” vs postpartum depression/anxiety
This article helps clarify the differences between the two and will help you determine when to reach out for help.

The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety in Plain Mama English
Easy to read, basic, straightforward no-nonsense info about what to look for and when to seek help.

New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health Help
Easy, printable resource to be used as a discussion tool with your health care providers.

Postpartum Pact
A guide and checklist for families to prepare and plan for any potential postpartum mental health issues – an essential tool for any expectant families!

Infertility & pregnancy loss

Resolve.org
The ultimate resource for information, emotional support, activism, and community for individuals experiencing infertility, pregnancy loss, or who are exploring adoption.

Conquering Infertility
Dr. Alice Domar covers everything you need to know about fertility tests, treatment, and coping with the stresses of trying to conceive.

#ihadamiscarriage
Dr. Jessica Zucker speaks out about her own miscarriage and the importance of telling these important stories.

Life After Infertility
Recent studies show that women who have “beaten” infertility are at higher risk for developing perinatal mood disorders.

Parenting Support

A Letter to New Moms
Therapist Karen Kleiman unpacks and challenges the many, many myths about the “perfect mother.”

Janet Lansbury
Author of “No Bad Kids” addresses any and all issues of parenting infants through older toddlers with compassion and respect.

Renegade Mothering
Brilliant, hilarious, emotional truth teller Janelle addresses every aspect of the parenting journey.

The Longest Shortest Time
Terrific and quirky podcast exploring all different angles of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and child raising.

Local Resources for Expectant and New Moms

La Leche League of Georgia
Lactation and emotional support for new mothers, with local meetings all over the state.

Doula Deliveries
Savannah doula Ann Carroll offers pregnancy and postpartum yoga, fertility yoga, and hypnobirthing.

Core Therapy
Pelvic floor physical therapy for women needing help with pelvic pain, trauma, and any pregnancy or postpartum issues.

Heal Acupuncture
Nicole Ware uses Chinese herbs and acupuncture to treat any pregnancy and postpartum issues as well as infertility.