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Postpartum Support International’s mission is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Postpartum Stress Center has served women suffering postpartum depression for over 20 years. Founder Karen Kleiman has written several excellent books about postpartum depression, including:
- This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
- The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression
- What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression
Massachusetts General Hospital’s website about postpartum depression, which includes general information as well as discussions about medication during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Postpartum Dads is aimed at helping families overcoming postpartum depression by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of postpartum depression.
Postpartum Progress is the most widely-read blog in the United States addressing postpartum mood disorders.
MedEdPPD.org is a Web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health to provide education about postpartum depression. The first section is for medical professionals while the second section is for women suffering postpartum depression and their families.
Stroller Strides is a national exercise program for mothers and their babies. Instructors are trained in postpartum depression and the benefits of exercise on mood. Classes are held throughout Virginia.
Jenny’s Light is a non-profit whose mission is to improve and save lives by increasing awareness of all perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Jenny’s Light provides grants to organizations like PSVa to help raise awareness and provide education. PSVa received $6,000 from Jenny’s Light in 2011 to fund an educational and outreach program aimed at improving provider capacity to recognize and treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at two hospitals in Northern Virginia.