top of page

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM RESOURCES

Congratulations! Whether you're newly pregnant or welcoming a newborn, this exciting time can also bring a whirlwind of questions and emotions. Finding the right resources can make a world of difference in navigating pregnancy and postpartum. This guide is here to support you on your journey with a curated list of resources to address your physical, emotional, and practical needs.

About

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Pregnancy and postpartum are unique and transformative experiences. With these resources and by building a support network, you can navigate this incredible chapter with confidence and joy. This guide is just a starting point—feel free to explore further based on your specific needs and preferences. Congratulations again on your growing family!

Mother and Baby on Floor

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL

Postpartum Support International (PSI) provides supportive resources such as support groups and emergency hotlines to moms, dads, and partners who are dealing with mental health issues related to pregnancy and postpartum.

Postpartum international for pregnancy and postpartum
Newborn Baby

MIND BODY BABY

Nonprofit organization in the Charlotte area that provides support and resources for mothers during pregnancy and postpartum. Their provider directory contains providers in different specialties from doulas, nannies, pelvic floor physical therapists, sleep support, and more to support your motherhood journey.

mind body baby nc charlotte

LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL

Lamaze International is a non-profit organization, a trusted global leader with a mission to advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth, and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy. Lamaze is a global leader in ensuring all parents make confident and informed decisions with the support and resources to have safe, healthy births. 

LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL

About

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding offers numerous benefits for both mothers and babies. However, it can also come with challenges. Without highlighting valuable resources to support your breastfeeding journey, this guide wouldn't be complete. Consider connecting with a lactation consultant who can provide personalized guidance on latching techniques, milk supply, troubleshooting common difficulties, and navigating breastfeeding in public. Numerous online resources, lactation support groups, and apps offer helpful information, encouragement, and a sense of community for breastfeeding mothers. Remember, seeking professional help and connecting with other breastfeeding moms can make a significant difference in establishing a successful and fulfilling nursing experience.

Smiling Baby

KELLYMOM

KellyMom is an online database of evidence-based breastfeeding information and resources for different stages of breastfeeding. The website covers various topics, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, health, and nutrition. 

KELLY MOM PARENTING BREASTFEEDING

LA LECHE LEAGUE

Founded by mothers themselves, La Leche League offers a unique peer-to-peer support system through local groups and experienced lactation counselors. These volunteers provide encouragement, practical advice, and a safe space to share your breastfeeding experiences and concerns. 

la leche league international
Breastfeeding

LACTMED

Online database of drugs and other substances breastfeeding persons may be exposed to and the level/amount of the drugs and other substances that show in breastmilk and the bloodstream

of the infant. Potential harmful side effects to the breastfeeding child, as well as suggestions for alternatives, are also provided when applicable.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

MORE RESOURCES

PREGNANCY and POSTPARTUM WITH PERNATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT SERVICES

HALE’S MEDICATIONS & MOTHERS’ MILK

Provides up to date evidenced based information on medications and their transmission to human milk as well as drug safety or danger risk to infants.

 

Book format: https://www.amazon.com/Hales-Medications-Mothers-Milk-2023/dp/0826160638

 

Monthly subscription: https://www.halesmeds.com/

CHOCOLATE MILK CAFÉ

Chocolate Milk Café is a national network developed by Black lactation, human milk feeding, and breastfeeding advocates and professionals to provide culturally congruent care to families of the African Diaspora. Using peer-led lactation support groups and professional development programs, we provide education and create sacred spaces to empower and advocate for Black families on both national and local levels.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

Learn steps to take, before, during, and after pregnancy. Additional resources for planning for a healthy pregnancy and after the baby arrives. Learn about health, safety, development, and medical conditions.  

www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/

FOLLOW PERINATAL WELLNESS SUPPORT

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
bottom of page