Using the Internet to Find Health Information

The Internet can be a good source of information on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. You can find research results, stories from survivors and much more. And every day, more information becomes available.

While having access to information on the Internet is a good thing, there is one important drawback – the often unknown reliability of the information. So how can you be sure you’re getting the best information possible? Outside of a website referral from a trusted source, the best way to be sure that the content of a site is correct and up-to-date is to rely on a few well-known, trusted websites. The ones we have listed below are sites that are carefully moderated and offer trusted information.

Scroll down to find resources for Moms and Families, Blogs by Survivors and Advocates, For Dads, Partners, and Friends, for Professionals, Specialized Treatment Centers, Foundations, and Multi-Language Resources.

For Parents & Families

For Partners, Families, & Friends

For Professionals

  • 2020 Mom Project: The 2020 Mom Project is a national call to action that sets forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis which impacts up to 20% of expecting and new moms. The project seeks to bring about change by the year 2020.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Women’s Mental Health Center Library: The MGH Library on Women’s Mental Health is a repository of useful information and frequently referenced articles compiled into different specialty areas, including psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology (NASPOG): NASPOG is a society of researchers, clinicians, educators and scientists involved in women’s mental health and healthcare. Formed in the 1960s as a collaboration among obstetrician gynecologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, the society’s aim is to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine.
  • Marce Society: The Marce Society promotes, facilitates and communicates about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science to health services research.
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN): AWHONN’s section on postpartum depression includes information on legislative advocacy as well as practice resources and a link to the organization’s position paper “The Role of the Nurse in Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders.”

Specialized Treatment Centers 

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Resources in Other Languages