Perinatal & Postpartum Resources

This is a resource collection especially for folks who identify as women.

Resources for Immediate Support

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy.

Navigating A Mental Health Crisis

Find resources for navigating a mental health crisis:

Support Groups & Online Support Forums

Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International offers information, resources, and support though their helpline and website, as well as online opportunities for support.

Center for Early Relationship Support
Supports parents as they manage the challenges of caring for their baby. They provide information, support, and consultation to new parents and their supporters.

Support Groups for Mothers and Expectant Mothers
A list of support groups for expectant and new parents in Massachusetts.

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Network

Early Intervention Parenting Partnerships (EIPP)

FIRST Steps Together

F.O.R. Families

Health Families

Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (MHVI)

Welcome Family

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Postpartum Depression
A non-judgemental place for you to ask for help and vent your frustrations on anything related to issues postpartum, be they hormonal, parental or other mental health issues.

Postpartum Anxiety
Information & Support for those suffering from Postpartum Anxiety

Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Connect with others who have been affected by Postpartum Psychosis. You can ask questions, share your experiences and find out more about PP.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Psychosis Forum
This is a place for peer to peer sharing about pregnancy and postpartum psychosis.

Postpartum Psychosis Survivors Online Support
This group is for women who have experienced postpartum psychosis. It provides a safe haven for women to discuss their feelings and experiences with postpartum psychosis.

Self-Care Resources

A Helpful Postpartum Guide for Caretakers of a New Family
This postpartum guide provides birthing individuals an opportunity to vocalize preferences of day-to-day operations.

Arrival Zine
This digital zine is inspired by the nuances of motherhood. With experts across all areas of birth and baby-raising, Arrival is a guide that helps modern parents navigate this new time while remaining true to themselves and their values.

Mixed Feelings Zine
This is a story about the complexity of multi-faceted feelings of motherhood. Illustrations and text tell about the invisible aspects of the life of a newly-made mother and the ambiguous relationship with her own child.

New Mother Affirmation Cards
As a new mother, the entire motherhood journey, starting with the pregnancy to the immediate postpartum period is such a complex and beautiful experience when you need the most support and love.

Other Resources

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) for Moms
A free referral resource for front-line providers serving pregnant and postpartum women. A mother can ask her health care provider to call MCPAP for a referral.

Mass PPD Fund
The Mass PPD Fund works to increase communities’ capacity to address the mental health needs of new parents in Massachusetts. They provide scholarships and facilitate training on perinatal mental health for all kinds of providers.

Postpartum Progress
Postpartum Progress offers in-depth information, support, and hope for pregnant women and new moms who have postpartum depression and other mental health symptoms related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Looking for more resources?

Contact the NAMI Mass Compass Helpline. Compass is available Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at

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