Specialized Support Coordinators offer knowledgeable support and understanding to individuals and families anywhere impacted by pregnancy and postpartum-related conditions or roles, including: Postpartum Psychosis, Adoptive Parents, Birth Mothers, Dads, Feeding Complications, Grandparents, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Infertility, LGBTQIA+ Parents, Maternal Near Miss Survivors, Military Parents, Muslim Parents, NICU Parents, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Parents to Children with Special Needs, Moms and Substance Use, Teen and Young Adult Moms, Spanish-Speaking Families, and Arabic-speaking families.
We have developed the specialized coordinators in response to a growing number of requests from families. Specialized Coordinators work in conjunction with local PSI Support Coordinators to offer support and resources.
Michele and Felice provide support and assistance to women and families of women who are experiencing a postpartum psychosis but who do not need emergency support.
703-298-3247 (call or text)
919-213-0537 (call or text)
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are not only experienced by moms, and PSI’s Specialized Coordinator for Dads provides understanding and support for fathers who are struggling.
317-721-1359 (call or text)
Complications with feeding are not a cause of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, but can absolutely make the postpartum period much more difficult. Our Specialized Coordinator for parents navigating feeding concerns related to chest/breastfeeding, prematurity, and other medical conditions can provide support that recognizes every journey is different.
816-519-9889 (call or text)
Some grandparents will experience a recurrence of a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder after the birth of her or his grandchild. PSI’s Specialized Coordinator for Grandparents provides understanding and support for grandparents who find themselves struggling.
Pregnancy can come with rather unpleasant symptoms. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a pregnancy complication that is characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and possibly dehydration. This is not simply “bad morning sickness”, but it is all too often minimized or left undiagnosed. Because this is not a common symptom, it can feel isolating and frightening. Talking to someone who has been been there can be very helpful, and our HG Specialized Coordinator is here for that exact purpose.
413-626-8958 (call or text)
A diagnosis of infertility is often considered a medical and emotional crisis and is often coupled with the experience of grief and/ or loss. As result, individuals navigating infertility are at an increased risk of experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. These symptoms can also accompany a pregnancy or even the care of a newborn after infertility has been resolved. Having support to navigate this unique period can be extremely helpful. No two journeys to parenthood are the same and for this reason, PSI has a support coordinator who has special knowledge and understanding of these circumstances.
210-802-8015 (call or text)
The term “parents” means so more than a mom and a dad pair. Just as the LGBTQIA+ acronym suggests, there is a wide range of sexual orientations and gender identities that comprise parents who may be struggling with mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. Queer families are at higher risk for perinatal mood struggles for a variety of reasons including: discrimination, stigma, possible issues with their family of origin, conception or adoption complications, denial of parental rights and more. Leslie is here to support these parents.
978-895-6122 (call or text)
A maternal near miss is an event where a woman nearly dies due to pregnancy or childbirth related complications. The events are often unexpected and may leave the survivor feeling isolated and alone. If you, or a loved one, are a maternal near miss survivor looking for support please reach out to Tomeka or Victoria. You may also request to join the Maternal Near Miss Survivors Support Group on Facebook, which is run by peer support volunteers independently of PSI.
704-966-7072 (call or text)
204-202-0744 (call or text)
PSI has Support Coordinators to support military families of several branches. Please visit our Support Military Families page for more information.
Postpartum Mood Disorders are experienced across all races, cultures and religious groups. Muslim Parents who are coping with a postpartum mood disorder and would like to connect with someone with knowledge and understanding of their background can feel free to connect with Hajara:
The experience of having a baby in the NICU can be frightening, isolating and overwhelming. Parents who have a baby in the NICU or are now home after a NICU stay are invited to reach out to our Specialized Coordinator for NICU parents.
858-754-9916 (call or text)
We offer support to individuals and families who lost a pregnancy or baby too soon. These tragic losses can often be isolating and filled with unanswered questions and many mixed and complex emotions. PSI’s perinatal loss and bereavement coordinators are here to provide a safe place to talk and provide you with resources to gain the support you need during this time.
864-334-8854 (call or text)
778-513-0133 (call or text)
Navigating a medically complicated pregnancy or managing unexpected consequences such as having a newborn with medical complications or special needs, can add strain to what can already be an incredibly stressful period for parents. Logistics of care, medical appointments and unique support needs can create an isolating and overwhelming experience which can increase the risk of experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Rest assured – you are not alone. PSI has a specialized coordinator who has been in your shoes and understands this indescribable experience.
210-802-8015 (call or text)
PSI has a specialized substance use coordinator that provides support to women and families of women who are experiencing a problem with drugs and/or alcohol. Whether you are experiencing substance use, misuse or abuse, this may result in feelings of shame and guilt. These feelings, along with the stigma of using substances may leave you feeling isolated and afraid to access needed resources.
Having a baby as a teenager or younger adult can be stressful, lonely and overwhelming. Salina works with teen moms and can provide understanding and support, as well as helpful resources.
Salina can assist teen mothers and their families in English and Spanish
916-585-3187 (call or text)
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Call the toll-free Phone line, select #1, for resources, support, and information. Leave us a message, and one of our support volunteers will call you back. We also have Online Resources on the PSI website. Click on website below.
Telephone: 1-800-944-4773, #1
Nadia provides email and telephone support, and can help you find resources in your country.