ACOG provides a FAQs sheet on perinatal depression and offers a list of resources for patients and clinicals.
DART provides more than 400,000 journal references covering teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology.
The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
The principal aim of the Society is to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services research. The Marcé Society strives to build an international perinatal mental health community across disciplines, languages, and economic backgrounds.
A website for providers and professionals serving young children and families dedicated to promoting healthy social and emotional development in the earliest stages and relationships of life.
MotherToBaby is the public information service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), a professional scientific organization composed of experts engaged in assessing and evaluating risks to pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes from medications and other exposures. This site is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to parents, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The aim of the Society is to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine. The aim is broadly defined to include the psychological, psychophysiological, public health, socio-cultural, ethical and other aspects of such functioning and behavior.
New York State maternal mental health providers can schedule a consultation with expert psychiatrists in maternal mental health through an open conference line. The open conference line is available twice weekly on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM and Thursdays from 1 to 2 PM.
Treating for Two is a program launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.
This site is an information resource from the National Institute of Mental Health.
The International Association for Premenstrual Disorders advocates for the prevention, treatment, and research of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual exacerbation of underlying disorders (PME). This site offers information on PMDD and resources for professionals managing PMDD cases.
MCPAP for Moms provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and care coordination for obstetric, pediatric, primary care and psychiatric providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage depression and other mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women. For more information, visit their resources page.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Their website offers informational videos and maintains listings of local providers.
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PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.
1.800.944.4PPD (4773) – PSI’s toll-free HelpLine serves over 1,000 callers a month and is staffed by a volunteer team of PSI trained responders who rapidly refer callers to appropriate local resources, including emergency services. The HelpLine also offers Spanish-language support – press 1 for Spanish.
PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line: The consultation line is available for medical professionals who have questions about the mental health care related to pregnant and postpartum patients and pre-conception planning. The Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. To fill out an online form to schedule a consultation, click here, or call 1.800.944.4773, ext 4.
PSI also hosts a comprehensive database of outpatient perinatal mental health providers, located here.
Training Materials and Assessment Tools
American Academy of Family Physicians
The AAFP offers practice guidelines and recommendations for depression screening in the perinatal patient population.
Furthermore, the AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on preventative interventions for perinatal depression.
Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care: Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle
The National Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care created the Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle and a list of resources for patients and providers.
Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Through this site maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, one can order patient education brochures on topics related to health during pregnancy and parenting issues.
MCPAP for Moms Toolkit
The MCPAP for Moms toolkit was created to assist front-line perinatal care providers in the prevention, identification and treatment of depression and other mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women. There is also a toolkit specifically for pediatric providers.
Royal College of General Practitioners
The Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit provides a set of relevant tools to assist members of the primary care team to deliver the highest quality care to women with mental health problems in the perinatal period. As well as offering a diverse collection of resources, the Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit gives details of additional learning for individual practitioners as well as resources specifically aimed at women and their families. (Many of these resources are specific to the United Kingdom.)