Dear mama/parent, don't suffer in silence. Your emotional health matters. We are here to help you find the help and support you need.
We lead a community effort to prevent suffering and mental health complications in expectant and new parents and their children.
If you need help, please call or text our Peer Support Line at (415) 320-6707. We are here for you 7 days a week.
About Postpartum Support Center
Postpartum Support Center (PPSC) is a community-based nonprofit organization focused on the well-being of expectant and new parents and their families. Our purpose is to help perinatal families navigate the postpartum period, reduce parental stress, build effective support systems, and prevent postpartum depression whenever and wherever possible.
PPSC works with hospitals, clinics, local organizations, and other partners to bring our programs to parents and their families in need in our community. We provide more than support, we provide hope and relief.
The ROSE is an evidence-based program that teaches pregnant women skills and tools to prevent postpartum depression.
WHY NEW PARENTS NEED SUPPORT?
Women face unique physiological demands from pregnancy, labor and delivery, and recovery, while also typically doing most of the child-rearing and housework. New mothers run an increased risk of developing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety through exposure to chronic stress, decreased social support, and the fast pace of modern life.
Many women enter motherhood without a support system in place.
Developmental scientists consider parenthood one of the biggest transitions in life—one that changes the brains, endocrine systems, behaviors, identities, and relationships. Without support, relationships can be strained to the brink, and depression and anxiety can set in.