Ways to Stay Sane
Postpartum Support International offers resources for families suffering from peri-natal mood disorders, and also offers comfort for loss. Online support groups 5 days and week. They have help for moms and also recognize the need to also help dads. They also provide an online provider directory. For professionals, there are resources for trainings and certifications. They are committed to a shame free zone. HelpLine 1.800.944.4773 call/text
Committed to keeping the focus on mother’s health and wellbeing, founder of Be Her Village, Kaitlin McGreyes created a way for families to receive the financial support necessary, by way of a gift registry, to care for self during pregnancy/birth/postpartum. Doulas are an exceptional support tool, and can not always be justified as a ‘must have’, meanwhile it is a game changer for many families looking to weather some challenging times.
If you are lucky enough to live near what Kate Kripke, LCSW, PMH-C created, I would run over to check it out. All in one place resources on site, reproductive psychiatry, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, lactation, mental health and also sleep support. This is what I hope to always see in the future, collaborative care.
Marin County has a program for maternal mental health peer support services, which includes support line, peer counseling, and support groups. They have also developed ROSE (Reach Out Stay Strong Essentials for mothers of newborns. This program is working to prevent postpartum depression. Peer Support Line 415-320-6707 call/text.
This is the organization I volunteered for that gave me a bird’s eye view to the consequences of untreated PPD, and a lack of awareness to what is available in the community that supports postpartum families. Free and confidential one-on-one support, partner support and information and resources.
Luna Wellness located in north east Portland was founded by Becky Higginson, DC and she is also a practicing chiropractor there. Luna Wellness was founded on the reality that postpartum needs to be a time of radical self care and community. Self care is the ultimate expression of self love. Radical and unapologetic self care within the confines of loving community will change your life. Luna is a space where mamas heal, and become part of a community that promotes a holistic lifestyle. Practitioners include, chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and organic skin care.
Sol Food Nutrition LLC, was founded in Portland, OR by Iris Briand, RDN, a professional in the field since 2013. Receive custom wellness guidance with one to one Nutrition Coaching and/or Health Classes for groups and companies. Learn about tasty food choices and practical health tools that work best for your unique needs. Specialties: Postpartum Nutrition, Anemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, Sustainable Weight Balance, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Health, Acid Reflux and Digestive Health.
National Institute of Mental Health gives a lengthy overview to perinatal depression. They clearly differentiate how ppd is different from ‘baby blues’ and also the causes. Postpartum Psychosis is given a special place to make sure families know that immediate professional help is necessary. Sign and symptoms are given a thorough list. Different treatment options are given proper space to explore, as well as medication. Federal resources are at the end, as well as info about participating in clinical research.
Wild Mother Collective connecting mothers to deep wisdom and power that lay at our core. This allows us to honor and enhance this transformational journey. Focusing on conscious, mindful, and positive parenting empowering families to be the parents they want to be. Wild Mother Collective supports mothers on the entire motherhood journey from pregnancy to empty nest. Our focus on Conscious, Mindful, and Positive Parenting with a deep connection to Early Childhood and Nature Based Education empowers all Mothers. Whether you are at home, craving greater connection to your children or want to stop tantrums, we offer guidance and support.