Addiction & Substance Abuse

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


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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