Resources



Birth Trauma

http://www.tabs.org.nz

http://solaceformothers.org

http://www.PATTCh.org

http://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk


Breastfeeding

http://kellymom.com/

http://cafemom.com
http://breastfeedinginc.ca
http://www.womensmentalhealth.org
http://www.mothertobaby.org
http://www.infantrisk.com
http://www.motherisk.org
http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com
 

Breast Milk Banks

https://www.hmbana.org/milk-bank-locations

http://www.nationalmilkbank.org/

 

Cesarean Resources

http://www.ican-online.org

http://www.homebirthcesarean.org


Doulas/Postpartum doulas

http://www.tolabor.com/

http://www.richmonddoulas.org/blog/

http://www.birthingfromwithin.com/Parents

http://www.dona.org/

http://doulamatch.net/


Prenatal, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Beyond

http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/pretermlabor_signs.html

http://www.pregnancy.org/

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

http://www.mothering.com/

www.birthingnaturally.net

www.childbirthconnection.org

www.kellymom.com


Postpartum Resources

http://www.postpartumva.org/
http://www.postpartumexperience.com
http://www.ppdsupportpage.com/
http://www.postpartum.net/

http://postpartumprogress.com/ 


Resources for fathers

http://www.postpartumdads.org

http://www.postpartummen.com

http://www.postpartumdadsproject.org

http://www.bcnd.org

http://saddaddy.com

http://www.babiesaloud.com

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Massage Therapy

http://www.breethe.net/


NICU Resources

http://www.life123.com/parenting/pregnancy/preemie/the-nicu-experience-for-preemies.shtml

http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/inthenicu_feelings.html

http://preemies.about.com/od/parentingyourpreemie/f/NICUCare.htm

http://www.jackandabby.org/

http://shareyourstory.org

http://www.NICUparentsupport.org

http://www.squidoo.com/nicuparentsupport

 

Infant Loss/Grief Resources

http://www.missfoundation.org/

http://www.october15th.com/

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/about_us.aspx

http://www.firstcandle.org
http://www.perinatalhospice.org
http://www.irisremembers.com
http://www.fullcirclegriefcenter.org
http://www.plida.org
http://www.nationalshare.org
http://www.motheringyourheart.com/
http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/
http://unspokengrief.com/
http://www.aheartbreakingchoice.com/

NAIT
http://www.naitbabies.org/
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Mental Health Resources

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

http://www.nami.org/

http://www.ndmda.org/

http://www.nmha.org/

http://www.depression.org/

 

Substance Abuse

http://www.aa.org/

http://www.celebraterecovery.com/

 

Therapists

http://www.goodtherapy.org/


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), ericathedoula@gmail.com


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

 

2. Mothering Circle FREE

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

Franklin Goose

https://www.facebook.com/RVAPostpartum/info

  

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 

mckenzie@cypresscounseling.com 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

www.ican-online.org/richmond www.facebook.com/ICANRVA

 

6. Healing from birth 

4th Wednesday of every month

6-7:30pm

8401 C Mayland Drive, Richmnd, VA 23294. 

Linda Zaffram, LCSW. lzaffram@healingcirclecounseling.com

804-482-0852

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

 

7.  Bereaved Parents Support Groups: All FREE

http://richmond.missfoundation.org/support-group


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

karla.helbert@missfoundation.org

 

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 

amy.mercurio@missfoundation.org


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

Linda.Zaffram@missfoundation.org


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

804-977-5862

Ann.regan@hcahealthcare.com



Book Resources
Pregnancy

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

Grief


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 

Sossman


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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