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 - Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Baby wearing, Postpartum, Loss, Birth circles, Motherhood support


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~ Dr. 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

Yoga for grief and loss: Poses, Meditation, Devotion, Self-reflection, Selfless acts, Ritual ~Karla Helbert

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, loss and the heartbreaking path of grief ~ Dr. Joanne Cacciatore


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