WELCOME TO THE IOWA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you. You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.
IOWA STATE COORDINATOR: ASHLEE WEBER
IOWA STATE COORDINATOR: Karin Beschen, LMHC
IOWA STATE COORDINATOR: SHANNON WILSON, LMHC
In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.
Bellies, Babies & Beyond a Support Group
West Des Moines
Twice a month mothers are invited to come together to receive support, ask questions, and feel loved.
Registration is not required. Newborn to 12 month are welcome!
Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Thursday we meet at the Iowa Doula Agency at 120 5th Street in West Des Moines.
Saturday we meet at Balance Chiropractic & Wellness at 6611 University Ave #103 in Windsor Heights.
Davenport, IA/Rock Island/Moline, IL/Quad Cities Area
Time: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Contact: Linda Crownover-Inch
Lap babies are welcome!
Postpartum Wellness Group
Time: First and Third Thursday of each month, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Contact: Shannon Wilson to register
Telephone: (319) 213-6010
Babies in arms are welcome!
Pine Rest Des Moines Clinic Postpartum Adjustment Group
Time: 6pm – 7pm every Tuesday
Facilitator: Jill Thomas, licensed therapist and certified in treating perinatal mood disorders.
Telephone: For registration or questions, please call 515-331-0303
Babies in arms are welcome to come!
DM Support group
Mom’s Journey: Postpartum Adjustment Group
Pine Rest Pella Clinic
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm every Tuesday
Facilitator: Jeanetta Nieuwsma, LISW and certified in treating perinatal mood disorders.
Telephone: For registration or questions, please call 641-628-9599
Newborns to 12 months welcome!
Mom’s Journey Flyer
First and third Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:30am (ongoing)
A weekly postpartum playgroup for families with babies and toddlers. There is an opportunity each week to get breastfeeding support, to ask questions, share concerns and celebrate accomplishments as well. So many of you are going through the same joys and challenges…I think getting you all together leads to great things! Everyone is welcome and it’s okay if you’re running late!
Led by Amy Brooks-Murphy of Before and After the Birth. Learn more at www.beforeandafterthebirth.org/
NEW BABY, NEW EMOTIONS: POSTPARTUM ADJUSTMENT GROUP
When: Every 3rd Thursday of the Month from 6:30-8 pm
Where: Delhi Medical Office Building Conference Room (On 3rd Floor)
Co-led by a nurse (RN) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
No Registration Required. Lap Babies Welcome. Free of Cost.
Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list a group here.
No listings available. Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.
If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.
PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.