Crisis and/or Telephone Support

  • Snohomish County: 1-800-584-3578 (crisis line)
  • King County: 1-800-244-5767 (crisis line)
  • Postpartum Support (PSI) Warmline: 888-404-PPMD (7763) Will return call within 24 hours.
  • Fussy Baby Network Warmline: (206) 906-9622 
  • For a medical emergency, please call a hotline or drive to the nearest hospital emergency room.

 

Parenting Support and Education

Handouts to Download

The Difference Between Depression and Ordinary New Mom Stress

9 Steps to Wellness

Dads Get Depressed Too

 

Loss

  • Stillbirth, Newborn Death or Miscarriage Support, Information Line 206-782-0054
  • Support Groups:  Seattle, 425-562-8039 or 206-367-3991; Everett, 425-334-8386
  • Online Support: egroups.com, subscribe and join PSMyBabyDied
  • Pregnancy after Loss Group, 253-520-0883, Bellevue

 

Sleep and Colic

 

Social and Health Services

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ask.shtml, goverment services for food, medical care, mental health, benefits eligibility etc. 

Websites

 General Information/Dads/Trauma

Blogs

Medication for Pregnancy/Postpartum

Parenting

 Postpartum Books

Anxiety 

  • Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood by Karen Kleiman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD

General Information

  • Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom's Postpartum Survival Guide
    by Ann L. Dunnewold PhD & Diane G. Sanford PhD
  • A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years
    by Ruta Nonacs
  • Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression
    by Pec Indman & Shoshanna Bennett by Deborah Sichel and Jeanne W. Driscoll 
  • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin
  • Uppity Science Chick:  Handouts and Resources for parents and medical providers:  http://www.uppitysciencechick.com/New-Stuff.html

Fathers

 

  • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

Medication

  • When Words Are Not Enough: The women's prescription for depression and anxiety by Valerie Raskin
  • Medications and Mother’s Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology by Thomas Hale
  • Medication while Nursing
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Pregnancy after Depression

  • What Am I Thinking?: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

 

Menopause

Books

  • The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Menopause  by Sheryl Green, Randi McCabe and Claudio Soares
  • The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause  by Holly Thacker, M.D.
  • Menopause and the Mind: The Complete Guide to Coping with Memory Loss, Foggy Thinking, Verbal Slips and Other Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause by Claire Warga
  • Women’s Moods, Women’s Minds: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health

Websites/Blogs

Ellendolgen.com

http://www.menopausegoddessblog.com/

http://www.theperimenopauseblog.com/

http://flashfree.me/

Healthy Sex Life:

http://www.naturalsolutionsmag.com/food-recipes/nutrition/recipe-healthy-sex-life

Supplement Support:

http://www.naturalsolutionsmag.com/adrenal/hormone-control