Birth Trauma


Breast Milk Banks


Cesarean Resources

Doulas/Postpartum doulas

Prenatal, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Beyond

Postpartum Resources 

Resources for fathers


Massage Therapy

NICU Resources


Infant Loss/Grief Resources

Mental Health Resources


Substance Abuse



Local community service boards and 24 hour emergency mental health crisis lines
  • Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) 804-819-4000;

24 hr. crisis line 804-819-4100


  • Chesterfield County Mental Health- 804-748-1227

24 hr. crisis line 804-748-6356


  • Henrico County Mental Health- 804-727-8515

24 hr. crisis line 804-727-8484


  • Hanover County Mental Health- 804-365-4222

24 hr. crisis line 804-365-4200


  • Powhatan County Mental Health- 804-598-2200

24 hr. crisis line 804-598-2697


  • Goochland County Mental Health- 804-556-5400
24 hr. crisis line 804-556-3716 

Local support groups

1. Coffee Chat Mamas (conversation for moms and babies who need to get out of the house and meet other moms and babies). FREE

2nd Wednesday at 10 a.m., Stir Crazy Cafe, 4015 MacArthur Ave, hosted by Erica Angert, PCD(DONA),

4th Wednesday at 10 a.m., 14051 St Francis Blvd, Midlothian, VA 23114,  hosted by McRae Brittingham, CPD,


2. Mothering Circle FREE

1st Tuesday of the month, 7 -8:30 pm

Franklin Goose


3. PPD support group FREE 

3rdFriday of every month 

10-11am. Babies in arms welcome. 

People have to email her to get details and confirm attendance

McKenzie Casad, LCSW or call 757-553-2780.


4. River City VBAC Support and Cesarean Prevention. FREE

2nd Thurs at 7:30 

Better Bodies Chiropractic right behind Johnston Willis

Mary Callender 804-382-8222. 

No website but a closed FB group- you have to ask to join.


5. ICAN of Richmond. FREE 

Last Wednesday of every month

6:30 pm

Emily Bruno

Oriental Medicine Specialists

5500 Monument Ave, Suite Richmond, VA 23226


6. Healing from birth 

4th Wednesday of every month


8401 C Mayland Drive, Richmnd, VA 23294. 

Linda Zaffram, LCSW.


Fee per group as it is a psychoeducational and process group. 


7.  Bereaved Parents Support Groups: All FREE

For mothers and fathers enduring the death of a child

Support Meetings for MISS RVA are currently held

Every 3rd Monday of the month 

7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

This group is open to parents grieving the death of a child of any age

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

1101 Forest Avenue, Richmond VA 23229

Karla Helbert Facilitator


Pregnancy After Loss Group

Every 2nd Thursday of the month 

7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

For grieving moms who are currently pregnant, trying, or thinking of trying, to become pregnant after a loss.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

1101 Forest Avenue, Richmond VA 23229

Facilitator Amy Mercurio

Support after early miscarriage

Every 1st Wednesday of the month

6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

For women seeking support after the loss of a baby in early pregnancy. This includes all losses in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Healing Circle Counseling Offices

8401 C Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23294

Facilitator Linda Zaffram

8. Pregnancy and infant loss support group. FREE

For those grieving the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or medical termination.

1st Thursday of the the month

6:45pm – 7:45pm

HCA VA - Henrico Doctors Hospital

Forest medical center

7611 Forest Avenue, Suite #320, Henrico, VA 23229

Facilitator Anna Regan, MSW


Book Resources

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth~Ina May Gaskin

Journey Into Motherhood~Sherri Menelli

Birthing From Within~Pam England

Postpartum mood disorders

Nobody told me: My battle with postpartum depression and obsessive compulsive disorder~ Wendy Isnardi

This isn't what I expected~ Karen Kleiman, LCSW/Valerie Davis, MD

Down came the rain: My journey through postpartum depression~  by Brooke Shields


Empty Arms: Coping With Miscarriage ~  Sherokee Ilse

Empty Arms: Hope and support for those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or tubal pregnancy 
~ Pam Vredevelt

Miscarriage, A Shattered Dream ~ Sherokee Ilse

Trying again: A guide to pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss ~ Ann Douglas and John 


Miscarriage Mom: The unspoken realities of miscarriage and how to cope ~ Kristy Parisi

I never held you, miscarriage grief, healing and recovery ~ Ellen DuBois and Dr. Linda Bachman

About what was lost: Twenty writers on miscarriage, healing and hope ~ Jessica Berger Gross

Surviving Miscarriage: You are not alone ~ Stacey McLaughlin, PhD

A gift of time- Continuing your pregnancy when your baby's life is expected to be brief~Kuebelbeck & Davis
A guide for fathers: When a baby dies~Tim Nelson 
Strong and tender: A guide for the father whose baby has died~Pat Schwiebert

Miscarriage: A Man's book ~ Rick Wheat
Life touches life: A mother's story of stillbirth and healing~Lorraine Ash
Empty cradle, Broken heart: Surviving the death of your baby~Deborah Davis
Unspeakable losses: Healing from miscarriage, abortion and other pregnancy losses~Kim Kluger-Bell

They were still born: Personal stories about stillbirth~Janel C. Atlas

Dear Cheyenne: A journey into grief~Joanne Cacciatore

When hello means goodbye~Paul Kirk and Pat Schweibert

Empty arms: Coping after miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death~Sherokee Ilse

Dancing in the Rain~Cindy Shufflebarger

Trying again: A guide to pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss~Ann Douglas & John Sussman

Journeys: Stories of pregnancy after loss~Amy L. Abbey


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