New Parent Emotional Support

New Parent TLC

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It is vital that our community comes together to support new parents. Postpartum is often misunderstood as just the first 6 weeks after someone has a baby. People who specialize in pregnancy and postpartum care define the perinatal period as up to one year, or even up to three years after the baby is born.
As we welcome new babies into our community, be sure to also specifically ask about the new parent. It is not uncommon for people to experience a perinatal mood disorder that goes undetected and untreated, until well after the first year postpartum. Research shows 1 in 5 parents experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder and many of them are not getting treatment. Birthing and non-birthing parents can experience mood disorders.
Please check on new parents you know and share the resources below.
***If you or any new parent you talk with is exhibiting warning signs of harming themselves please call 911 or one of the below suicide hotlines***

Crisis Hotlines and Resources

Need to talk to someone? Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling.

County of Sonoma Crisis Hotline

Phone: (707)576-8181

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Mental Health Supports for New Parents
Phone: 1 (833)-852-6262

Postpartum Support International

Help line and online support groups specifically for Latinx moms, black moms, dads, Queer & Trans Parents.
Phone: 1-800-944-4773

Emotional Supports for New Parents

Mothers Care

Two free therapy sessions, selected insurances and other financial options are available.
Phone: (707)776-0959

Postpartum Support Center

Daily peer support call and text line, online peer support groups specifically for Mamas of Color, and other resources.
Phone: (415)320-6707

Child Parent Institute

Bilingual therapy and/or parent education for pregnancy and postpartum. Also available to non-birthing partners.
Phone: (707)585-6108

Parent Education and Support

Connect with New Parent Peers. Join a Mother’s Club in your town!

Humanidad Therapy

Low cost mental health and education services. Group therapy.
Phone: (707)525-1515

Parent Education and Support

Connect with New Parent Peers. Join a Mother’s Club in your town!

Child Parent Institute

Bilingual therapy and/or parent education for pregnancy and postpartum. Also available to non-birthing partners.
Phone: (707)585-6108

Early Learning Institute - Instructions Not Included

Home visiting services for non-birthing partners.
Phone: (707)591-0170

Fussy Baby Network

Free warmline for parents to connect with infant specialists.
Phone: (888)-431-BABY (2229)

Legal Aid At Work

Work and Family Helpline
Phone: (800)880-8047

AVANCE

Education program for parents and children. For parents with children aged 0 to 3 years.

La Luz Sonoma Valley

Phone: (707) 938-5131

Petaluma Adult School

Phone: (707) 778-4633

Pasitos Playgroups

Educational playgroup for parents and children.

Community Action Partnership

Phone: (707) 544-6911 ext. 1063

La Luz Sonoma Valley

Phone: (707) 938-5131

Petaluma Adult School

Phone: (707) 778-4633

Lactation Support

Better Beginnings

Attend Baby Cafes to get lactation support and 1:1 support from certified lactation consultants.
Phone: (707)902-3031

Sonoma County Home Visiting Nurses

A drop-in group for breast/chestfeeding people hosted by Nurses. 625 5th st in Santa Rosa every Thursday from 10:30am-12pm.
Phone: (707)565-4440

Cuddles and Milk

Lactation consultation via telehealth, online prenatal lactation consultation, and tongue tie consultation. Some insurances accepted and private pay.
Phone: (707) 241-3206

WIC

Access to nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to local resources.
Phone: (707) 565-6590

La Leche League- Solano County

Small group lactation support and connection to lactation consultants.
Phone: (707) 469-0705

If you need additional resource please call 707-522-2020 or email info@first5sonomacounty.org
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