If you, a family member, or someone you may know is expecting an addition(s) to a family, there are resources available:
Maternity Coalition Care (MCC)
Seeks to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers, and communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Breastfeeding Support. Having trouble connecting with a Lactation Consultant? Connect with a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. A little different, yes, but the work remains the same. Support from latching the baby, to continuing breastfeeding with the benefits of the baby and mother/baby bonding.
Healthy Families America
3141 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19133
14 East Stratford Ave Unit 2A Lansdowne, PA 19050
Cribs for Kids
Free safe sleep education, cribs, fitted sheets, and blanket sleepers to eligible families. Services at several community locations across Philadelphia or in the family’s home. Training for social service agencies, health insurance companies, staff of shelters, daycares, and other organizations. Referrals to other resources for new parents across Philadelphia
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.
Sidelines: High Risk Pregnancy Support
Sidelines is a non-profit organization providing support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births. They believe that families can cope more successfully with a high-risk pregnancy with appropriate medical intervention, education, and a strong support system.