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Maternal Health

Are you an expectant or new mom looking for support?

Iowa HHS website on maternal health
Iowa Health and Human Services webpage on resources available for Iowans who are pregnant or have recently given birth and their friends, family and partner(s).

Mothers and Babies
Helpful program for pregnant people and new parents. This online program helps participants to manage stress and prevent postpartum depression. This program is available in multiple languages. 

Post Partum Support International (Iowa chapter)
Listing of meetings of the Iowa chapter of the Post Partum Support International. 

Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
MMHLA promotes and supports the mental health of women who are pregnant. Website includes fact sheets for expectant mothers, new moms and families. Fact sheets are available for topics including:

  • Advocating for Maternal Mental Health 
  • Birth Trauma and Maternal Mental Health 
  • Black Women, Birthing People and Maternal Mental Health 
  • Dads and Depression 
  • Disability, Pregnancy and Maternal Mental Health
  • The Fourth Trimester Infant Feeding and Parental Mental Health 
  • Maternal Mental Health 
  • Medicaid and Maternal Mental Health 
  • Military, Veteran Women and Maternal Mental Health 
  • National Maternal Mental Health Hotline 
  • Peer Support 
  • Perinatal Loss and Maternal Mental Health 
  • Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs 
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Psychosis 
  • Steps to Wellness

Talking Post Partum Depression: Stories of Hope and Healing
Hear stories of hope and healing with the OASH Office of Women's Health. Meet the women, hear them share their stories and experiences and the ways they found support.

Want to learn more about post partum depression?

Medline Plus: Post Partum Depression
Webpage with information about post partum depression in English and Spanish.

National Institute of Mental Health
Links to mental health information and research studies on depression.

National Mental Health Information Center
SAMHSA's webpage with information about depression, including a locator on find a mental health center in your area.

Women's Health.Gov
Website that explains how common depression is during and after pregnancy, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated and how untreated depression can affect your life.

Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health
National resource with training and events, data, screening resources and more.

Are you a provider?

Guidelines for Perinatal Mental Health Conditions for Clinicians
MGH Center for Women's Mental Health article titled "Updated Guidelines for Perinatal Mental Health Conditions: More Information and Support for Clinicians." 

Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit 
American Psychiatric Association website with resources and facts for individuals considering pregnancy, currently pregnant or postpartum, as well as providers. 

MGH Center for Women's Health website
Massachusetts General Hospital webpage on depression.

Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line
MGH Center for Women's Mental Health article titled "Updated Guidelines for Perinatal Mental Health Conditions: More Information and Support for Clinicians." 

Edingburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) assists health professionals in detecting PPD. It is available in multiple languages. 

Looking for phone resources?

Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229
The Health Families Line is Iowa's maternal and child health hotline. Staff can provide you with local treatment resources for perinatal depression. The line is toll-free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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