Resource: Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Services
Updated: Nov 24
1 in 5 women will experience a pregnancy/postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. For women of color the number is closer to 1 in 3. For men and partners the number is 1 in 10. This is higher than any other pregnancy and postpartum complication and not treated with the same urgency. PMAD’s (postpartum mood and anxiety disorders) are 100% treatable. Without treatment PMAD's can go on for years and worsen. If you are or a loved one are struggling please get connected to support as soon as possible. You are not alone, you are enough and things will get better.
Postpartum Support International:
http://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-helpline-english-and-spanish/ Postpartum Support International Hotline (open 24/7 and in English and Spanish): 1(800)-944-4773
PSI-Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Website:
1-800-273-8255; www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org You can call for yourself or someone you care about; free and confidential; network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide; available 24/7
Postpartum Progress Website:
Postpartum Support Groups:
Postpartum Support for dads and partners:
Inpatient Mental Health treatment:
Check your local hospital systems for perinatal support and those that allow baby to accompany parent or on site nursery.
FDA approved medication for PPD:
Zulresso (brexanolone) https://www.zulresso.com/about-zulresso
Other forms of support:
Licensed Counselors, Psychiatrists and Psychologists certified in Perinatal Mental Health, Obgyn office, Support groups, Pregnancy and Postpartum Doulas and Night Nurses.
Lowther Counseling Services, www.LowtherCS.com, 2023
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