If you are experiencing a crisis/emergency
and need immediate support please call:
- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or visit them at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- or 911
- or your physician or medical prescriber
FINDING YOURSELF IN MOTHERHOOD: a weekly support group through Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Women's and Children's Center. A free mother-to-mother support group which meets weekly on Thursdays. Peer support is the central thread here, but there will always be a group leader.
Peer support is a key factor in healing from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This group model presents an opportunity to normalize your experience, decrease isolation and grow your circle of support.
Mama Nest mother to mother support group at Seacoast Birth Matters in Kittery, ME and facilitated by Andrea Rutherford.
For new mothers and babies up to 12 months. Get support, resources & stay connected with other parents as you navigate the parenting waters. Honest & non-judgmental discussions using a unique approach centered on building community and support in a comfortable, nurturing space.
Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group at Families First in Portsmouth, NH. Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby’s first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common.
With Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care provided with advanced notice.
La Leche League of Maine & New Hampshire. An active breastfeeding community with monthly meetings, mother to mother support and knowledgable leaders in Dover & Rochester, NH. Group leaders are: Traci @ 603-842-4435 and Sarah @ 1-410-274-6903.
PSI Support via Phone & Online Groups
Postpartum Support International (PSI). Find a wealth of information on perinatal mental health. The PSI mission is to promote awareness, prevention, & treatment of perinatal mental health worldwide. PSI provides direct peer support to families, train professionals, and provide a bridge to connect them.
Call the Warmline at Postpartum Support International (PSI): 1-800-944-4773(4PPD). The PSI Warmline is a toll-free # anyone can call to get basic information, support, and resources. Dial extension 1 for Spanish and extension 2 for English. Messages are returned every day of the week. You are welcome to leave a confidential message any time, and one of the warmline volunteers will return your call as soon as possible. If you are not able to talk when the volunteer calls you, you can arrange another time to connect. The volunteer will give you information, encouragement, and names of resources near you.
PSI Weekly Online Support Groups. Live online support for mothers and families.
PSI Closed Facebook Group. Includes professionals, mothers and volunteers. Moms can find peer support & information about pregnancy and postpartum stress, emotions, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).
Medications & Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
MotherRisk provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents.