Maine Resources

When it comes to what’s normal antepartum or postpartum and/or in relation to all mental health conditions, please seek advice from your doctor. These resources are here to help you understand different aspects of pregnancy and postpartum life, but should not be used in place of the advice of a doctor or trained medical professional.

If there is a resource you need that you can’t find here, please remember 211!  It is a nationwide service helping connect individuals with a variety of services/answers within their local communities.

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER:  Your local hospitals are a wealth of knowledge!  If you can’t find what you are looking for here, give them a call or check their websites!

Breastfeeding Resources (ME):

LaLeche League of Maine & New Hampshire
Maine Breastfeeding Laws – Mamava
Maine Families – Washington County 
MaineGeneral Health
Maine.gov – Workplaces and Breastfeeding Support
Maine Medical Center
Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition
Midcoast Hospital 
Northern Light Health – Mercy Hospital 
St. Mary’s Health System – Breastfeeding Support and Education

Breastfeeding Resources (Online):

Kelly Mom
LactMed – Drugs and Lactation
Mamava – Lactation Room Locator
The Leaky Boob

Financial Resources for Single Mothers (ME):

Maine.gov – Programs/Services through Maine DHHS
Singlemom.com 
Singlemoms.org
Single Mothers Grants

Mommy & Me Classes/Kids Activities (ME):

Activity Tree
Forest Playgroup (Greater Portland)
Maine Kids Yoga
Mommy Poppins – Maine
Music Together of Greater Portland
Parent/Baby Play Groups 
Portland Kids Calendar

Mommy & Me Classes/Info (nationwide):

Gymboree
Music Together 
YMCA

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Resources (ME):

Central Maine Medical Center
MaineHealth
Maternal Health Alliance of Maine 
Northern Light Health – Tree of HOPE Postpartum Support Group
Penobscot Bay Postpartum Support
Postpartum Support International – Maine Chapter
Psychology Today – Therapists in Maine

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Resources (Online):

American Psychological Association
FamilyDoctor.org
National Institute of Mental Health
Postpartum Progress – Treatment Programs & Specialists

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Resources (ME):

Jade Integrated Health
Jai Yoga – Midcoast Maine
Ritual Art of Wellness
The Daily Sweat – Yoga & Barre
Warrior Moms – Fit Maine
West End Village Studio

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Resources (nationwide):

Oh Baby! Fitness – Exercise Classes for New and Expectant Moms
She Runs This Town (Nationwide)

Preparing for Birth:

Baby Center – 10 Ways to Prepare for Birth 
What to Pack for the Hospital?
Doctor v. Midwife
Doulas 
Natural Childbirth
Ritual Art of Wellness: childbirth class – preparing for birth, intro to breastfeeding, postpartum planning

Support Groups/Organizations/Community for Moms (ME):

Ballast & Buoy
Birth Roots
CradleME
Maine Children’s Trust: parenting resources by county
Mom to Mom of Maine
Ritual Art of Wellness
West End Village Studio

Support after a Pregnancy or Child Loss (ME):

Ballast & Buoy Resources

Support after a Pregnancy or Child Loss (online):

After a Miscarriage: Surviving Emotionally