Perinatal and Postpartum Resources for Moms and their Families

 

Information About Medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Mother to Baby
Telephone: 866-626-6847
MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. MotherToBaby affiliates support and contribute to worldwide initiatives for teratology education and research.

Infant Risk Center
Telephone: 806-352-2519
The InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a call center based solely on evidence-based medicine and research. We are dedicated to providing current and accurate information to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and healthcare professionals. We are a training center for medical and pharmacy students and medical residents in the use of drugs in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Motherisk
Telephone: 877-439-2744
Motherisk provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents. This is a link to information about medication taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and how it may impact the baby.

 

BOOKS about motherhood, postpartum depression, and anxiety

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood

by: Karen Kleiman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming your Marriage After Postpartum Depression

by: Karen Kleiman

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression

by: Karen Kleiman

What Am I Thinking?: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression

by: Karen Kleiman

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

by: Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin

Mistaken Identity: An unconventional memoir of sorts

by: Karen Kleiman

 

NATIONAL CRISIS HOTLINES

 

Postpartum Support International Hotline: 800.944.4PPD (4773)

Suicide Hotline: Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Alcohol and Drug Helpline - Provides referrals to local facilities where adolescents and adults can seek help. Brief intervention. 1-800-821-4357

Child Abuse National Hotline, call 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE

Child Abuse: To report call 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Cocaine National Hotline 1-800-COCAINE

Children in immediate risk or danger 1-800-THE-LOST

Covenant House Nine line - Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. 1-800-999-9999

Cyber Tip line for reporting the exploitation of children. 1-800-843-5678

Domestic Violence Resource Hotline - referrals for shelters and
counseling in your area. 1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-8966

Friends of Battered Women and Their Children, 1-800-603-HELP

Kid Help - Children and adolescents in crisis will receive immediate help. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc. 1-800-543-7283

NAMI Helpline National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1-800-950-NAMI

National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-25-ABUSE

National Mental Health Assn. Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations 1-800-969-6642 (M-F, 9-5 EST)

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line: Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder-for
professionals and general public. 1-800-647-2642

Runaway Switchboard - National - Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T-Language Line. hours. 1-800-621-4000

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) 1-800-DONT-CUT, 1-800-366-8288

Youth Crisis Hotline: Crisis hotline and information & referral for runaways or youth in crisis 1-800-HIT-HOME, 1-800-448-4663

Safeline: Don’t be afraid to get help- If you are in an abusive relationship, have been sexually assaulted or know someone who needs help, please call 1-800-522-7233 (SAFE).