Websites to learn more

family support directory

The following list of sites and links may contain useful information and resources.

Please note that Perinatal Support Washington is not responsible for the contents of any the websites and inclusion in this list does not indicate that Perinatal Support Washington is endorsing the policies, procedures, or views contained therein.

Postpartum Progress
Promoting progress in treatment and comfort among those with Postpartum Mood Disorders, including Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Postpartum Psychosis.

Postpartum Dads
This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD. This site also includes information and resources that can be used by professionals to assist families dealing with PPD.

Postpartum Support International
This is the international website for PSI. PSI is built on the foundation of providing support to families. They have PSI Coordinators in most states and throughout the world who provide information and support.

The Birth Trauma Association
An organization based in the United Kingdom with the mission to raise awareness of birth trauma work to prevent it and support families in need.

MedEd is a Web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to provide education about postpartum depression (PPD). This part of the site, Mothers and Others, contains information for women with PPD and their friends and families.

The Online PPD Support Group
This website is a place for women who are experiencing mood disorders after giving birth or adopting a baby (or have had past experience with these issues), as well as their families and friends and health professionals with an interest in reproductive mental health.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Non-profit society which provides support to women and families experiencing depression or anxiety related to the birth or adoption of a baby.

The Postpartum Stress Center
The Postpartum Stress Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders.

Speak Up When You’re Down
Website for the Washington State Postpartum Depression (PPD) Awareness Campaign, committed to addressing PPD in ways that will inform, inspire, and impact the future health of women, children and their families in Washington.

Trauma and Birth Stress
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder suffered as a result of a traumatic birth experience has only recently been recognized. This website offers comprehensive information and education on birth stress and trauma.

Well is an online resource for women and their families designed to offer support and resources on a number of issues related to the emotional challenges specifically related to their reproductive cycle including: pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy loss, PMS, and menopause.

Baby Blues Connection
Site providing resources and support to women and families experience perinatal and postpartum mood symptoms in Oregon and Southern Washington. LIVE to those in the deepest emotional pain. The means to that end.

Best of the Web: Depression Resources
Depression Resources
Best of the Web is an online resource that compiles credible and relevant websites into a single page for easy access and information. This page includes helpful resources pertaining to depression.

Best Start: Life with a New Baby
Ontario’s maternal, newborn, and early child development resource center.