Can’t find someone close to home? More comfortable using online resources? Here are some good places to start:
- Online PPD Support Group offers online moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Parents to Parents offers practical tips on how couples can strengthen their relationship when they are pregnant or have recently had a baby. Topics include staying connected, parenting as a team, managing conflict, and seeking professional help.
- Postpartum Support International offers several great resources:
- Postpartum Progress has great blog postings offering information and support.
- Regroup Therapy provides individual therapy and group support via webcam.
Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read blog in the United States addressing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Blogger Katherine Stone is widely-recognized as the best blogger on topics associated with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Postpartum Progress is a great source for additional resources, research, and recommendations.
Postpartum Support International’s mission is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and the postpartum period. PSI maintains a terrific list of books about pregnancy, motherhood, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.