Resources

This resource page is continually being updated. If there is a resource you have found helpful and would like included here, please get in touch with me.

Online Information

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health
This is a website published out of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which provides a wealth of information for both patients and clinicians on all topics related to women’s mental health, from pregnancy to menopause, with a focus on medications and scientific research.

Post Partum Progress
This is a widely read blog that provides support and information on the postpartum period, with a focus on depression.

Psychology Today
A website with a good search feature where you can find a psychotherapist in your area based on various criteria. It also has a wide range of articles that focus on mental health.

The Lotus Method SF
A specially designed fitness program for women who are pregnant and new mothers.

SF Doula Group
A resource for women in the Bay Area searching for a doula that will support them during labor and provide a positive start to motherhood.

Pregnancy After Loss Support
A supportive place for women with community, resources, information, and personal stories to provide a healing environment. Their mission is to “encourage them to choose hope over fear while nurturing grief during a subsequent pregnancy.”

Drug Rehab
A resource for pregnant women struggling with substance use proving educational information and treatment options

Books and Reading Materials

Treatments that Work Series – CBT for Insomnia Workbook
A helpful tool for managing sleep disturbance.

When Baby Brings the Blues: Solutions for Postpartum Depression
A relatable read looking at the stigma, symptoms, and options for managing postpartum depression.

Organizations and Groups

Postpartum Support International
An organization dedicated to providing support, education, research and advocacy for women struggling with mental illness. They are headquartered in Portland, have an annual conference, and helpful website (postpartum.net).

The Afterglow Program
A postpartum support group through UCSF for new mothers struggling with mental illness. Their website offers a wealth of resources for reading and education.

RESOLVE – The National Infertility Association
A non-profit organization promoting reproductive health with advocacy, education, and support.

The New Nest
A UCSF-based group for pregnant women and their partners to learn about the emotional aspects of pregnancy.