perinatal resources

Resources for Women and Families with Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders 

Talk to someone at PSI by calling 1-800-944-4PPD (4773) to leave a message and a volunteer will call back to provide support and resources in your area. 

Mom’s Mental Health Matter

Oregon Postpartum Resources

U.S Department of Health and Services

Planned Parenthood Pregnancy Resource Connection

Lutheran Community Services- Postpartum Groups (English/Spanish)

For Dads

Postpartum Progress

Postpartum Dads

Information about postpartum depression
Click the link to learn more about postpartum depression

Information about medication in pregnancy and breastfeeding



Mother to Baby

Mass General Women’s Health

Providence Medical Center in Newberg Breast Milk Bank (503)-537-1400

 Pregnancy Loss

 In Person Support Groups

 Brief Encounters
Brief Encounters Closed Facebook Support Group:

Meetings gather at the Peace House (2116 NE 18th Ave in Portland) and are led by trained facilitators. Separate Meetings held for:
• Parents of Infant Loss and Pregnancy Loss, Including  Early Pregnancy Loss
• Parents of Pregnancy Interruption Due to Medical Reasons (for parents who have undergone a pregnancy termination due to prenatal diagnosis)
• Parents of Subsequent Pregnancies and Adoptions Trying to Conceive  
•  Fertility and Adoption Support Groups

Willamette Valley Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
*Meets in Salem

Nora Madeline Pregnancy Loss Program
A program run through Providence Newberg, offering support to grieving parents. 

First Candle
offers a 24/7 Grief Support Hotline at 1-800-221-7437

Online Support Groups

 PSI online Support Meetings
Online live meetings held in English and Spanish for perinatal mood support. You can join the conversation from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Each group is led by a PSI group leader. 

 Miscarriage Association
They have lots of educational materials and leaflets that you can download . These cover topics from what to emotionally expect to what your partners may be experiencing and recurrent miscarriage and how to manage miscarriages). 

 Miscarriage Matters
Online live chat hours: 7:30-9:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-9:00 pm

Share: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
Share provides free resources (brochures, packets) to all bereaved parents

The Solace Foundation
They provide an extensive and up to date resource list for support and information following a pregnancy loss. 

The M.I.S.S Foundation
The M.I.S.S foundation website offers an online forum as well as additional resources 

PALS: Pregnancy After Loss Support
This is a community support resource for women who are experiencing confusion and conflicting emotion mixed with joy as they journey through a pregnancy following loss. 

Grieve out Loud
Grieve out loud was started by an organization of parents who understand the loss of a baby. They offer three difference services: 1) Pen pal program, 2) Private online support group and 3) Customizable individual support from trained staff and volunteers who can provide support in person, online by email or over the phone.

Support for Late Term Losses

Return to Zero
Kiley and Sean Hanish made Return to Zero, a film in hopes to break the silence and stigmas associated with stillbirth. They share their tragic story in hopes that others could finf healing and discover they are not alone. They have started the Return to Zero Center for Healing, they hold retreats, and have links to helpful resources/education.  

 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Provides families with remembrance photos to parents suffering the loss of a baby. They train, educate and mobilize local photographers who are able to provide portraits to families.  To find a photographer contact an area coordinator to assist you in securing a photographer. Current area coordinators (as of April, 2016) is Darci VandenHoek, ph: 503-927-5625 

For updated information on area coordinators

Support with Burial Cost

The Tears Foundation
Helps to assist families by providing funds to assist with cost of burial or cremation services. They also offer grief support group and peer companions. To be connected to a peer companion: 253-200-0944

Support Following an Elect Abortion

After-Abortion Talkline
Hours: M-F 5pm-10pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-5 pm

Support Following Traumatic Birth

 Solace for Mothers
An organization whose purpose is to create and provide support for women who experience childbirth as traumatic. Online support communities.

Support for Moms Considering Adoption

 Birth Mom Buds
An organization and website that provides peer counseling support, encouragement and friendship to birth mothers as and pregnant women considering adoption.

Additional Resources

Your DNA
Genetic information for expectant mothers. Click the link above!

Baby Proofing the Home
Family Living Today (FLT) is a free resource for families, providing everything from in-depth product reviews to expert advice. FLT is independently owned and operated. Click the link above!

Postpartum Depression and Drug Addiction
Addiction Center provides information regarding drug and alcohol addiction and connects individuals with a mental health condition to treatment centers that fit their needs. Treatment that addresses both their postpartum depression and addiction together has the highest chance of success.
Click the link above!