Reproductive + 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 free weekly support groups meet online and provide guidance, support, and resources for anyone struggling with perinatal mood disorders, as well as military and NICU families.

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.

Perinatal mood + anxiety 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 family!

Infertility + pregnancy/infant 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.

Hand to Hold
Resources, information, and support for bereaved and NICU families.

#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.

Motherhood + Parenting Support

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

The Birth of a Mother
Alexandra Sacks, MD discusses the idea of “matrescence” or the transition into motherhood.

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 Hopeful, Expectant + New Moms

Midwife Group & Women’s Health and Birth Center
Compassionate, skilled, and patient-centered health care for women in coastal Georgia.

Doula Deliveries

Savannah doula Ann Carroll offers labor doula services, pregnancy and postpartum yoga, fertility yoga, and hypnobirthing classes.

Latch Breastfeeding Support
Helen Pastures and her team help address any and all concerns around breastfeeding with compassion, wisdom, and grace.

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.

Marissa Peterson, Stillbirthday Doula
Marissa provides doula services such as practical and emotional support for anyone expecting or experiencing an infant or pregnancy loss, as well as for NICU families, free of charge.

Recommended Reading + Listening