Even under the best of circumstances, motherhood takes a physical and mental toll on women’s bodies. This is real. This is hard.
Please know you are not alone and the WCPA community is always available to help. We hope to be a source of connection, support, solidarity and fun. Use our member support meal service. Join our bookclubs. Let loose at an adult social. Connect on a playground playdate. And always reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you or a loved one needs support- the WCPA will help fiercely and discretely.
In addition, you can reach experts by contacting any of the resources shown below. There is no shame in this. We wish we knew of these resources sooner. Use them for yourself or to support a loved one.
Postpartum Support International
PSI provides information and over 30 online specialty support groups 5 days per week, for postpartum people.
PSI helpline- does not handle emergencies; in an emergency go to your nearest emergency room or call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
PSI helpline: 1-800-944-4773
Text "Help" to 800-944-4773 (EN)
Text en Espanol: 971-203-7773
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy.
The MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988