Resources and Support Groups
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What You Can Find on This Page: Table of Contents
Online Resources and Support:
Following a Difficult Birth
Following a Loss
For Complicated Pregnancies
For the NICU
For Postpartum Psychosis
For Adoptive Parents
For BIPOC Parents
For Birth Mothers and Surrogates
Online Breastfeeding Resources
Local Area Support Groups
Online Resources and Support Following a Difficult Birth
Trauma and Birth Stress - PTSD After Childbirth: An New Zealand based site intended to provide information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. Information includes diagnostic criteria, risk factors, self-help, recommendations, research updates, and stories of survival.
Solace for Mothers - Healing After a Traumatic Birth: An online organization developed in order to offer support to mothers who have experienced childbirth as traumatic. Includes an online forum for mothers and those who love and support them, an online directory of providers, links to additional resources, and suggested readings.
International Cesearean Awareness Network - ICAN: "The International Cesarean Awareness Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)."
Home Birth Cesarean: "This website provides support, resources, and awareness around planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans, referred to as Homebirth Cesareans (HBC)." This site offers information about Homebirth Cesarean workshops and the Homebirth Cesarean movement, as well as personal stories shared by impacted individuals.
The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) - Helping People Traumatized by Childbirth: BTA is an online charity organized to support women who have experienced a traumatic birth. The site provides a wealth of information for people impacted by traumatic birth, including: understanding birth trauma, interpreting hospital notes, access to online support groups, birth stories, additional resources, and recommended readings.
Hyperemesis Education and Research - HER Foundation: This website offers well-rounded support for women impacted by HG, as well as those who support her. Information about HG facts, current research, qualified professionals, and clinical interventions are included.
Online Resources and Support Following a Loss
Help After Neonatal Death (HAND): HAND offers resources for bereaved parents, family and friends, and providers. Support groups are available for pregnancy and infant loss, and subsequent pregnancy (group topics subject to change.
Resolve (The National Infertility Association):
Data-yze: "Knowing doesn't have to be scary. The Miscarriage Odds Reassurer is designed to remind us that our pregnancies are more likely to result in babies than end prematurely."
Online Resources and Support For Infertility
Online Resources for Postpartum Psychosis
Action on Postpartum Psychosis: A national charity for women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis. APP offers support groups, resources, current research updates, general information, and training opportunities.