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Mother and Baby

Birth Trauma Resources 

Note that these are not the ONLY resources in the community.
If you are from the Edmonton Area, these are the only practitioners or care providers I have personally worked with, or someone I trust has worked with.
If they are international, then it is at your own discretion.

If you would like to join my resource page, please reach out to connect.

Maternal/Paternal Mental Health Support

Postpartum Support International (PSI) directory for Edmonton and area
Penny Waller Ulme - R. Psych. Mind-Body-Life Wellness 
Pine Integrated Health Center - Counselling Psychologist Kristine Aanderson - Perinatal counsellor 
Evylin Chudyk - Beautiful Mind Psychology
Ask Therapy for Moms - Jennifer Summerfeldt 
Nest Integrative Wellness
Pacific Postpartum Support Society  
Texting support from anywhere in Canada - from 11:00 am MST (10:00 am PDT) - 4:00 pm MST (3:00 PDT)  -

Postpartum support

Healthy Beginnings Hotline - 780-413-7990
Family Futures (Brand-New Mama & Managing Motherhood)
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
(complaints and compliments) 

Crisis support for immediate prenatal and postpartum

If it is an emergency please dial 911 as soon as possible.
Crisis Support
There is also access through calling 211 for mental health
strategies and support.
24 hour pregnancy crisis line - 1-800-665-0570
Beyond Blue (Australia K10)
Birth Talk

Community Websites, Online Influencers and FB groups
(Perinatal Education, Mental health, Postpartum Resources)

Postpartum progress website
Maternal Mental Health
The Bloom Foundation
The Blue Dot Project
Postpartum Support International 
PostpartumDepression .Org
The Tea on Birth Trauma  

Online Trauma Group meetings through PSI
Birth Trauma Facbook Support Group (Dancy Perinatal)

Book Recommendations

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth - by Julia Oparah  Alicia Bonaparte 

Making more milk - Diana West and Lisa Marasco

Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery - Diana West

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression - by Karen R. Kleiman (Author), Valerie Davis Raskin MD

Healing After Birth: Navigating Your Emotions After A Difficult Childbirth - Jennifer Summerfeldt*

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