Becoming a parent doesn't always feel like we thought it would. From conception, birth, and early parenthood we may be confronted with the surprising realization that the reproductive period is far from simple.
We hear from parents everyday that are struggling to conceive, have lost their pregnancy, or that the experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenting are harder than they ever imagined.
Parents often say that they never imagined it would be like this but no one is talking about it, so we must be the only ones.
Perinatal Support Washington gets it. We are parents and professionals who specialise in supporting people throughout the reproductive period. We have a variety of services that are specifically designed for you from short term referral services, peer support, and more formal services such as our online therapy program.
Find support with our Warm Line
Our Parent Support Warm Line is the access point for all our programs. We are here when you need us. Calls are answered live M-F 9-4:30, and we provide prompt call backs on evenings and weekends. Calls are answered by parents or professionals. At the end of your call you will have a plan that includes wellness and self care planning, referrals, and next steps. It can take time to access support services. We are here to help you all along the way whether that is one phone call or ongoing support by a parent or a professional.
To access any of our programs please call our Warm Line or request a call back. Se habla español.
Perinatal Support WA trains and supports local support groups all over the state. Support groups are designed to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting people and have topics that are relevant. Groups are a place for new parents to learn about common emotional health complications such as depression, anxiety, or trauma. We know joining a support group can feel overwhelming- our groups are casual, welcoming, and filled with parents like you looking for connection, information and support.
NEW! Our Online Therapy Program provides accessible services to parents. No more packing up baby and kiddos and sitting in a waiting room. Meet with therapists from your home. We support people throughout the entire reproductive period including common experiences such as infertility, perinatal loss, birth trauma and processing, and postpartum adjustment issues.
Our new online directory helps you find the resource you need. Search for therapists, prescribers, support groups, doulas, and complementary providers who all have specialized training in supporting people throughout the reproductive period. Refine your search by location, insurance, specialities such as perinatal loss, NICU, trauma, and more.
Parent Resilience Program
The Parent Education and Resilience Collaborative (PERC) is a new program that connects parents in King County to Parent Resilience Specialists. Specialists are not mental health providers, but use their own lived experience, community knowledge, and wellness expertise to help you define the steps you want to take on your mental health journey.
Perinatal Loss Resources
Perinatal loss can happen to anyone and you are not alone. All losses are profound and all parents need support during this time. It is common to have a wide range of emotions. This page is here to provide information, resources, and support. If you need help navigating all of this and finding your next steps please call our Warm Line. There are many resources available to you and we will help you find the support you need.
Parent Resources and Handouts
County Resources & Referrals
Due to COVID-19 many of of the support groups below are either not meeting, or are meeting virtually. Please visit our Virtual Support Groups Handout below for all the details.