Free 24/7 Warmline 913.677.1300 or warmline@pprc.support

Online

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Postpartum Support International 

The international organization that aims to build a social support network for pregnant and new moms in every community worldwide.


Postpartum Progress Blog

Katherine Stone blogs about PPD goings-on throughout the US and Canada.  Her story and those of her readers are touching and healing.  Also very informative and up-to-date.


www.Womensmentalhealth.org

The Harvard program that is responsible for the best and most credible information on medications.


Massachusetts General Women’s Mental Health Program


The Mother Risk Program


Postpartum Education for Parents


Bring Change 2 Mind 

A non-profit organization working together to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed public education materials and programs based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness.


Postpartum Stress Center 

The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC, has distinguished itself as the premier treatment and professional training center for prenatal and postpartum depression & anxiety. In addition to this area of expertise, we offer a full range of general counseling services to individuals or couples seeking support.


The La Leche League

Addresses issues of breastfeeding and taking psychiatric medications.

Books

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Mothering Through the Darkness

By Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger Series of essays by authors of all ages that had a pMAD experience.


This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression 

By Karen Klieman, MSW & Valerie Raskin, MD


The Postpartum Husband

By Karen Klieman, MSW


Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression 

By Shoshana Bennett, PhD & Pec Indman, EdD, MFT


Postpartum Survival Guide

By Ann Dunnewald, PhD & Diane G. Sanford, PhD


Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

By Karen Kleiman, MSW

Great for any type of anxious thinking with strategies as well as information.

Self-Care Ideas

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  • Talk with your doctor immediately about your concerns! If you have concerns or would like additional information, we will provide you with resources in your community.
  • Confide in someone you trust.
  • Take breaks from the baby by asking for help from family and friends or a postpartum doula.
  • Eat healthy and try to exercise – even a short walk each day can help!
  • Cut down on extra activities, commitments, and household tasks.
  • Avoid rigid or overwhelming schedules and routines.
  • Don’t give up outside interests.
  • Give yourself permission to have negative thoughts and feelings.
  • Screen phone calls.


It takes courage to ask for help. The faster you get help, the sooner and more effectively you will be on your road to recovery.


Remember, these tips are temporary solutions. Often times long-term options such as support, counseling, and medical treatment are necessary. We can assist you in finding help.  If you are suffering, please contact our confidential phone line. We will listen to your message and return your call within 24 hours.

913-677-1300 or 1-866-363-1300, in Kansas and Missouri.

Postnatal Depression Scale

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The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screening Scale English & Spanish

Reproduce as needed, citing the copyright information.  A score of 11 or more indicates depression.  Women who score a 9-10 are at great risk for depression or may be experiencing mild symptoms. Be sure to look at item 10, a screening question for suicidal ideations. A 2 or higher on this item needs an immediate mental health evaluation.

PPRC Referrals

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The Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center Brochure – English


The Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center Brochure – Spanish

Print as many as you would like, using color printers or grayscale settings. If you would like to receive some pre-printed brochures for your practice, please call us at (913) 677-1300 or at (866) 363-1300 in Kansas or Missouri.  Also, please consider a donation to assist with printing costs.