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.

Breastfeeding Resources (MA):

Boston Central – Breastfeeding Classes
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lactation Support Services
Lactation Care, Inc.
La Leche League of MA/RI/VT
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Massachusetts General Hospital – Breastfeeding Information and Resources
Mass.gov – Health and Human Services
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Lactation/Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding Resources (Online):

Kelly Mom
LactMed – Drugs and Lactation
Moms Pump Here – Lactation Room Locator
The Leaky Boob

Financial Resources for Single Mothers (MA):

Financial Resources
Grants
Housing Assistance
State Benefits

Mommy & Me Classes/Info (MA + nationwide):

Blissful Monkey 
Goldfish Swim School
Gymboree
Linx Classes 
Mama & Me
Mommy Poppins 
Music Together 
YMCA

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Resources (MA):

Jewish Family & Children’s Services – Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program – Resources for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Mass.gov – Postpartum Depression Resources for Moms
Postpartum Support International of MA
Psychology Today – Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Boston, MA

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Resources (Online):

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

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Resources (MA/nationwide):

Another Mother Runner (Nationwide)
Boston Moms Blog – Prenatal Yoga In Boston
Fit4Mom – North Shore
Mama Beasts
Oh Baby! Fitness – Exercise Classes for New and Expectant Moms
Om Births – Yoga
She Runs This Town (Nationwide)

Preparing for Birth (online): 

Baby Center – 10 Ways to Prepare for Birth 
What to Pack for the Hospital?
Doctor v. Midwife
Doulas 
Natural Childbirth 

Support after a Pregnancy or Child Loss (MA/online):

After a Miscarriage: Surviving Emotionally 
Empty Arms Bereavement Support (Western Mass)
Hopeful Connections
The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Death

Support for Children with Special Needs (MA):

Division for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Massachusetts Advocates for Children 
Mass Department of Elementary & Secondary Education – Advocacy/Disabilities Rights