Need a Perinatal Provider?
Click below to see PSI’s directory of Perinatal care providers. From perinatal therapists, to childbirth and parenting educators, this directory can guide you to your perfect support team!
Perinatal Support Groups.
In this society, it is hard to find your village, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Find a group of parents in your shoes and can listen and support you in your struggles. Click below to see our directory of free support groups.
Need to talk with someone?
PSI has a state coordinators of care for when things feel too heavy and too hard and you need someone to talk with. Don’t go it alone! Reach out today to get the help you need.
Call the PSI HelpLine:
HELPLINE – is for individuals who are not in crisis but need resources and referrals for Maternal Mental Health conditions
Call or Text: Volunteers Respond within 48 hours
1-800-944-4773 #1 En Español #2 English
Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN)Text en Español: 971-203-7773
Need to Talk?
Maternal Mental Health Hotline: :
HOTLINE – for individuals who are not in crisis but need real-time support and assistance for Maternal Mental Health conditions
24 / 7 / 365 response within 5 minutes
• English, Spanish & other languages available via translator.
*The PSI HelpLine does not handle emergencies. People in crisis should call their local emergency number or the National suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Launching in July 2022!
CRISIS LINE – for individuals needing
support for a suicidal, mental health,
and/or substance use crisis
24 / 7 / 365 live connection within
Want a doula but don’t know where to start?
Here is a collection of Connecticut doulas with all the details you need to schedule your consultations!
A doula is a trained professional that is educated and trained about birth and how to support the family during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. They are skilled in comfort measures, relaxation techniques and counter pressure during birth. They also know about different newborn care techniques and offer breast/chestfeeding and formula feeding support. Many doulas have other certifications, trainings and services as well like massage therapy, Reiki, placenta encapsulation, postpartum doula support, or sleep coaching to name a few. They also usually are intertwined in a network of other trusted perinatal professionals so you can get referrals and have more well rounded care.
Here’s some ideas for questions to ask:
- What are your feelings about birth?
- Do you support all types of birth?
- Do you work with a doula partner or have back-up on-call in case something comes up?
- Do you advocate for your clients?
- How do you work with my birth partner?
“We believe…You are NOT alone. All mothers, fathers and families deserve support during pregnancy and parenthood. You are NOT to blame. This time is challenging. You WILL be well. Many types of support are available.“