Resources for Parents

The “baby blues” are a normal period of transition affecting up to 85% of new mothers in the first 2-3 weeks after a baby is born. Baby blues typically include emotional sensitivity, weepiness, and/or feeling overwhelmed.

Fact: 1/5 women will experience maternal mental health conditions during pregnancy or the first year following pregnancy. 75% of these women go untreated.

 

Baltimore Pregnancy & Parenting Facebook GroupThis virtual support group is for all mothers and moms-to-be in Maryland. Find support and answers from other moms about anything related to motherhood. 

Educating New Parents on Mental Health: This website includes educational and informative fact sheets on maternal and paternal mental health, peer support, access programs, insurance, and other beneficial information related to giving birth. 

Steps to Wellness: When you are not feeling like yourself, check out this fact sheet that shares some steps to your mental wellness. 

Perinatal | Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network: This webpage provides basic information about perinatal mental health conditions as well as a compilation of resources from the MHTTC and other reputable sources for the medical and mental health workforce. 

Perinatal Mental Health | ACOG: A website toolkit with information on the various levels of perinatal conditions, screening, and management of common perinatal mental health conditions. 

Postpartum Men: A website for men with concerns about depression, anxiety, or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help and provides important information for fathers. 

Student Parents are Superheroes: An article on the struggles of student parents and helpful resources for student parents.

Studying While Parenting: Student parents feel stressed and isolated, but most don’t know about campus mental health resources, according to a new report. This article shares the story of a student mother who found campus resources helpful.

Supporting Student Parents’ Unique Mental Health Needs: This page includes information on initiatives for and statistics on student parents. 

Student-Parents' Mental HealthAn article on the factors affecting anxiety and depression in parents who are also students. 

Perinatal Mental Health (VIDEO): How can you tell if you're struggling with mental health during pregnancy and postpartum? This video shares ways to tell if you're struggling with mental health during pregnancy or postpartum. 

 

Instagram Page Worth Following: 

  1. @psychedmommy

 

Campus Resource: 

Resources for Student Parents and Caregivers: Provided by the Intercultural Leadership and Engagement Center, this webpage provides information on resources that may be of interest to students with children or caregivers. 

Accommodations for students that are PregnantUMB students who are pregnant may request academic accommodations through the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS). Academic accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis, through the interactive process that is standard for all requests to ESDS.