If you, a family member, or someone you may know recently had a baby and is experiencing anxiety or stress, resources are available:
Postpartum Stress Center
The Center provides support and treatment for the pregnant or postpartum woman and her family as well as guidance for her treating physician or therapist.
Rosemont Plaza, 1062 Lancaster Ave #2 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Serenity Solutions Therapy
Therapy for anxiety, stress management, postpartum depression, and addictions
Contact: Alisa Kamis-Brinda, LCSW, LCDAC
The Wellington, 135 South 19th Street Suite 350B Philadelphia, PA 19103
Maternal Wellness Group
Maternal Wellness Group supports women and families in the transition to parenthood. Holistic childbirth education classes, psychotherapy services for the range of issues which can arise in the peri-natal period, specialized acupuncture services, and healing pre-natal and post-partum massage are all part of what the Maternal Wellness Group offers.
406 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave Philadelphia, PA 19119
National Institute of Mental Health
Perinatal depression is depression that occurs during or after pregnancy. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. In rare cases, the symptoms are severe enough that the health of the mother and baby may be at risk. Perinatal depression can be treated. Find more information here to learn about the signs and symptoms of perinatal depression and how you or a loved one can get help.
Black Mammas Matter Alliance
Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. Our work is grounded in the human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks, and incorporates respectful maternity care tenets. The Black Mamas Matter Alliance serves as a national voice and coordinating entity for stakeholders advancing maternal health, rights, and justice. BMMA provides technical assistance, trainings, and capacity building for grassroots organizations, maternity care service providers (e.g. clinicians, midwives, doula networks and community health workers), academia, and the public health industry.
Stillbirth grief support and infant death
UNITE, Inc., a non-profit organization, provides grief support following the loss of a baby, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and infant death. UNITE recognizes that parents need to grieve following the death of their baby. Even when the child’s life was brief, parents feel the normal, painful, response of grieving. This can be particularly lonely when the baby was not yet known to family and friends.
Still Standing Magazine: Child Loss and Infertility
Still Standing Magazine has been the world’s leading online voice in breaking the silence on child loss – from conception to adulthood, and infertility. They share stories from around the world of writers surviving the aftermath of loss and grief – and include information on how others can help. This is a page for all grieving parents. If you grieve the loss of your child, no matter the circumstances, you are welcome.
Center for Growth: Baby Loss and Rainbow Babies
Support groups for grief, sorrow, loss, mourning, and rainbow baby pregnancy support.
Glow in the Woods: For Babylost Mothers and Fathers
Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.