Pregnancy & Postpartum
Postpartum Support International (PSI) works to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.
Postpartum Progress is a blog that offers in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who have postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis.
Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PaTTCh) is a collective of birth and mental health experts dedicated to the prevention and treatment of traumatic childbirth.
Solace for Mothers is an organization designed for the sole purpose of providing and creating support for women who have experienced childbirth as traumatic. Birth trauma is real and can result from an even seemingly “normal” birth experience.
Local to Asheville & Western North Carolina
ICAN of Western North Carolina is a local chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education, to provide support for cesarean recovery, and to promote VBAC. They meet monthly in Asheville.
Labor With Love is an Asheville-based doula group that provides compassionate, high quality birth and postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, and massage. Doulas are an incredible resource and support for the entire family!
The Perinatal Emotional Health Network (PEHN) is a group of WNC-based professionals dedicated to raising awareness about perinatal depression and its treatment. The bi-annual meetings provide free education about perinatal emotional health to the community of practitioners who work with families during the perinatal period (including physicians, nurses, counselors, chiropractors, doulas, acupuncturists, massage therapists, etc).
Homegrown Babies Providing a full spectrum of care from pregnancy to parenthood.
The Mothership The Mothership is a full service doula agency, pregnancy and postpartum education center, and community space committed to creating community and providing the highest quality of service.