Connect with a Volunteer
If you would like to talk to a volunteer, call 703-829-7152 or email MomsOnCall@postpartumva.org. Leave a message and someone will return your call or email within 24 hours.
It is very important to connect with others who have experienced similar challenges. Moms On Call are volunteers who have firsthand experience with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, either personally or through a family member. They provide a “virtual hug” along with support, encouragement, and information about where to go for help. However, volunteers are NOT medical professionals, so they cannot offer medical information or screening.
Moms on Call Provide:
- Non-judgmental listening
- Understanding, acceptance, support, and encouragement
- Suggestions for self-care
- General resources about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
- Local resources, including support groups, mental health professionals, and other sources of maternal-child support
Several therapists provide virtual therapy for new moms in Virginia:
- Leslie Kilpatrick, LCSW (703) 691-3578 virtualpostpartumtherapy.com
- Nikita Pion-Klockner, LCSW (202) 495-0876 holistic-therapy.us
- Tracy Wingold, LCSW (804) 370-0872 betterhelp.com/tracey-wingold
Here are additional online resources:
- Online PPD Support Group offers online moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Parents to Parents offers practical tips on how couples can strengthen their relationship when they are pregnant or have recently had a baby. Topics include staying connected, parenting as a team, managing conflict, and seeking professional help.
- Postpartum Support International offers several great resources:
- Postpartum Progress has great blog postings offering information and support.
- Regroup Therapy provides individual therapy and group support via webcam.