Professional Resources

We all have a role to play in supporting expectant and new parents' mental health.

Explore our resources below - or if you are interested in more personalized training or support, contact us. We would be happy to provide education or assistance to your organization!

 

Professional education and training

  • Postpartum Support International: Information and training opportunities. They offer an intensive 2-day certificate program as well as online trainings. Their hotline was also available at 1.800.944.4773.
  • The Postpartum Stress Center: Offers a 12-hour post-graduate training program as well as education and resources.
  • MedEd: Research and education on screening, treating and referring for perinatal mood disorders.

Medications

  • MC3 (University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry): MC3 program provides telephone psychiatry support to primary care providers in Michigan who are managing patients with mild to moderate behavioral health problems, including women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant, or are up to one year postpartum. Psychiatrists are available to offer guidance on diagnoses, medications and psychotherapy interventions so that primary care providers can better manage patients in their practices. 
  • Medications and Mothers’ Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology (Dr. Thomas Hale)
  • Mother to Baby: Research-based information on medications and supplements during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Also has an app.
  • LactMed: A Toxnet database of medications and supplements. Also has an app.
  • MotheRisk: Information on medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Helpline is available at 877-439-2744.
  • Infant Risk Center: Helpline is available Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm EST, at 806-352-2519 for information on OTC and Rx medications while pregnant or nursing.  

General Mental Health

  • Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives (Kathleen Kendall-Tackett)
  • Perinatal Mental Health: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Manual (John Cox, Jeni Holden, and Carol Henshaw)
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders: A Guide for Medical, Mental Health, and Other Support Providers (Dr. Kimberley Zittel)

Grief and Loss

Counseling and Mental Health interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress (Amy Wenzel)
  • Medications and Mothers’ Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology (Dr. Thomas Hale)
  • The Art of Holding in Therapy: An Essential Intervention for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (Karen Kleiman)
  • Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek their Help (Karen Kleiman)

Pregnancy & Birth Support

  • PaTTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth): Information and education about birth trauma and PTSD.
  • Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering, and Healing after Sexual Abuse (Mickey Sperlich & Julia Seng)
  • Traumatic Childbirth (Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll, & Sue Watson)
  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women (Penny Simkin - *may be triggering for survivors*)

Breastfeeding Support

  • A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression (Kathleen Kendall-Tackett)
  • Clinics in Human Lactation: Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression in New Mothers (Kathleen Kendall-Tackett)