This is certainly not an exhaustive list, merely a starting place.
Postpartum Support International The the go-to resource for peripartum mood disorders. Includes a warm line for support (800) 944-4773. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. 2020 Mom 2020 Mom, founded in 2011 as the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, has evolved as a national organization with a mission: Closing gaps in maternal mental health care through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
Postpartum Progress The world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental illness. It offers in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who have postpartum depressionand all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, bipolar, peripartum onset/postpartum bipolar, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis. Check out their New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health. Marcé Society A website and organization dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal & postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers and their babies.
MothertoBaby MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research!
PODCASTS & APPS
Mom & Mind Podcast- This podcast is for new mothers, new fathers, families and the health care providers who support them. They discuss the things you need to know about your mental health during the transition to motherhood and parenthood. It's for partners too, who are also going through their own changes. Dr. Kat, specialist in maternal mental health, interviews moms, dads, experts and advocates about how to cope, manage and recover from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. They talk about postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and SO MUCH MORE! They get real. They get honest. They put on our stigma crushing boots and address the realities of the transition to motherhood and parenthood, while offering hope, healing and resources for help.
The Fourth Trimester Podcast- hosted by a passionate, new-ish mom/tech guru , Sarah Trott and Doula Esther Gallagher, this podcast provides "postpartum care information for the few months following birth, known as the Fourth Trimester. Conversations around the practical, emotional, and social support parents and baby require. Helping set the tone for the continuing journey of parenting."
Peanut App - Peanut is an app for mamas. It shows you like-minded mamas near you, and makes it easy to meet. Available in iTunes and Google Play. • Discover and connect with mamas like you, near you • Chat and create group chats • Suggest meetup times and create invites in one step
Postpartum Support International- (800) 944-4773 (voice) The PSI Warmline is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call to get basic information, support, and resources. The Warmline messages are returned every day of the week. They now have a new text warmline - (503) 894-9453
Crisis Text Line Text CONNECT to 741-741 Available to anyone in the US, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained crisis counselors will respond to help you through this difficult time.
Talk Line & Family Support Center in San Francisco (415) 441-5437 Provides a 24/7 hotline for parents, and supportive, homelike setting where parents and caregivers can come to find resources/referrals, receive counseling, meet and share feelings and concerns with other parents, attend a support or parenting skills group, use the free phone, computer and printer, or just relax, enjoy free refreshments and spend some time apart from their children. For more information, click here.
PROFESSIONALS and LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
SF Doula Group SF Doula Group is a community of birth and postpartum doulas practicing in the Bay Area. Understanding the needs of expectant mothers and their partners, they created sfdoulagroup.com to be a source for referrals of trained and experienced birth and postpartum professionals.
Bay Area Lactation Consultants The Bay Area Lactation Associates (BALA) provides lactation education and professional networking for those who work with breastfeeding families.
Mamas Resource Network MRN is a group of dedicated and highly skilled practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area, who passionately support mothers, babies and their families through the joys and challenges of motherhood. Our networking community includes: psychologists, lactation specialists, midwives, acupuncturists, yoga and pilates instructors, doulas, childbirth educators, nutritionists, sleep consultants, massage therapists, homeopathy, pediatricians, family medicine, chiropractors, sexologists, physical therapists, as well as parenting, writing and creativity coaches. Our professionals are experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate. We offer two panels a year on a variety of pregnancy and postpartum issues, which are informative, and affordable.
Natural Resources Natural Resources, a 501c3 Non-Profit since 2015, was founded in 1988 to serve new families through education, empowerment, and community. While specializing in natural and conscious parenting, we ultimately advocate for informed decisions that support the optimal development of each unique new person and their family. Some folks argue about what’s best for baby; we believe what’s best for baby is the health and well-being of the entire family. Deeply rooted in evidence-based best practices for pregnancy, labor, birth, and early parenting, Natural Resources offers holistic classes, the safest, most effective products, and a warm and inclusive community.
Community Well SF Community Well SF is a welcoming center in San Francisco's Excelsior District for individuals and growing families of all backgrounds to connect holistic services supporting overall wellness, early parenthood, and a better quality of life.
Dennis McGrath Acupunture Dennis specializes in working with individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression through the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine including acupressure and acupuncture.
the root and the branch They are a group ofskilled acupuncturists and health professionals whostrive to support their clients by providing the highest quality holistic, complementary and integrative care within a warm and nurturing environment.
Mama Lounge Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, Mama Lounge is an Integrative Women's Health Clinic specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and a broad spectrum of hormonal imbalances. We provide an atmosphere of tranquility, deep honor, and respect for women and their partners from the first thoughts of conception, through the joys and challenges of pregnancy, and throughout the reproductive years.
PRACTICE San Francisco PRACTICE San Francisco was founded in 2017 by child and family psychologist, Nina Kaiser, Ph.D. Their studio offers a variety of programs related to mindfulness, resilience, and effectively coping with emotion that are open to any San Francisco area children, teens, and parents. They have programs for all ages that range from prenatal classes and workshops to content designed for teenagers and their parents.
Day One The DayOne Baby team has been the go-to resource for lactation and early parenting consulting, education, support, products and advice, providing turn-key services to consumers, hospitals (outsourced Hospital-grade breast pump rental programs) and HR/Benefits departments of major corporations (for employee support and mother’s lounges).
UCSF The Afterglow Group Facilitated by Melissa Whippo, LCSW, Social Worker at the UCSF Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood Assessment Clinic and Juli Fraga, Psy.D., Psychologist specializing in perinatal wellness, this six-week series for moms and their new babies to gather to share their experiences and support one and other in the new days of parenting. Download 2018 flyer here!
Maternal Outreach Mood Services The Maternal Outreach Mood Services (MOMS) Program at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View offers education, counseling and evaluation for expectant and new mothers in a supportive, nurturing environment.