Resources

US Based Resources

Regional Resources

  • Mary's Center: Provides high-quality healthcare to the DMV area. 
  • Women's Center: A service that provides mental health support and counseling services. 
  • Breastfeeding Center: A center that provides free and low cost professional breastfeeding instruction to families in a supportive community space.
  • Mamatoto Village: A non-profit that provides perinatal support services designed to empower women with the necessary tools to make the most informed decisions in their maternity care. 
  • DC Wide Community Network for Mother-Baby Welness: Provides perinatal services for people in the DC area: both parent and child initiatives, Zoom trainings, and the DC Mother Baby Wellness Program

International Resources 

  • The National Institutes of Mental Health: The NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
  • Perinatal Mental Health Project: The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) is an independent initiative based at the University of Cape Town. It is located within the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. They are a non-profit entity and have been operating since 2002. 
  • European Institute of Perinatal Mental Health: Their aim is to improve the care mothers, babies, fathers and families receive throughout the perinatal period by training professionals and informing society about perinatal mental health. 
  • Patient Info (UK): This article is about postnatal depression. 
  • Maternal Mental Health Alliance (UK): The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a UK-wide charity and network of over 100 organizations, dedicated to ensuring women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to high quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health care. We bring the maternal mental health community together and make change happen by combining the power of real-life experience with clinical and professional expertise. 
  • COPE  - Centre of Perinatal Excellence (AUS):  Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods. 
  • The International Marce Society: The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health is an international, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal and postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers, and their babies. 

Media


Hotlines

Postpartum Support International 

English: 900-944-4773

Spanish: 971-203-7773

www.postpartum.net

Postpartum Support Virginia 

703-829-7162

www.postpartumva.org