The PSI website offers information about postpartum emotional struggles as well as referrals to support groups, professionals, and other resources. PSI also has a toll-free peer warm line, 1-888-404-7763 (PPMD). Leave a message at this number and a volunteer will return your call within 24 hours. These trained volunteers are parents who have experienced postpartum mood challenges and recovered fully. Services are available in English and Spanish.
This blog offers in-depth information, support and hope for pregnant and new moms struggling with depression and all other mood disorders relating to pregnancy and childbirth, including anxiety, OCD, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis. Postpartum Progress is committed to raising awareness, providing peer support, and building community.
Listening Mothers brings together parenting research and mindfulness practices to teach about self awareness, emotional regulation, self compassion, and healthy parent and child development and attachment. Mindfulness helps parents to manage and reduce stress and to better understand their own experiences with a sense of openness, curiosity, and discovery. These 8-week classes are offered throughout Seattle for mothers with babies 6months and younger.
Program For Early Parenting Support (PEPS) matches families with others in their neighborhood that have babies born around the same time. Each session of 12 weekly PEPS meetings brings parents together to share the joys and challenges of parenthood. Facilitated by volunteer leaders.
Tricia Enfield photographs families, couples, and individuals in and around Seattle. She captures natural moments and families having fun together as well as setting up more formal poses. Several photographs on our website are courtesy of Tricia Enfield.