Resources

Better Bedrest Resource Guide

Our comprehensive resource guide!

Baltimore City Residents Only

http://www.samaritancommunity.org This organization has a food pantry, emergency financial help, counseling, case management and a computer room available.

CaringBridge

An excellent, easy resources for keeping friends and family up-to-date on NICU progress, as well as for arranging much needed support during and after the NICU.

.Free Baby Blankets

If you have a newborn and want to free baby blanket, contact Binky Patrol! It’s a wonderful organization.

FREE FREE STUFF!

https://wikibuy.com/blog/free-baby-stuff-df56b6e2cf7a

First Candle

Working to stop SUID/SIDS and Stillbirth.

Free Legal Advice for Pregnant Moms

First Shift

The mission of First Shift Justice Project is to empower low-income pregnant women and parents to safeguard the economic security and health of their families by asserting their workplace rights.
OUR VISION
Toddler-Capitol-1000 We envision a workplace culture that values not only paid employment but also the work of family caregiving and the vital role parents play in the health and welfare of our their families and society.

By educating and supporting working parents to assert their rights before they lose their jobs or their workplace stress becomes untenable, First Shift helps them safely maintain their employment, their health and their family commitments. Working parents who are empowered to proactively address work/family conflicts become a force for affecting this cultural change and creating work environments where employees and employers expect to have respectful, productive conversations about family care giving and the overall well-being of families.

Free Text/Free Calling App!

We have used this app with some callers and the calls have been very clear. One needs wifi to use. Check it out!

https://www.textnow.com

Apps for faxing or emailing

IFAX and Genius Scan

Grants for Single Moms

https://singlemothersgrants.org/rent-assistance-for-single-mothers/

Healthy New Moms (Emotional Support plus more!)

Did you know that according to research, between 15 and 20% of new moms will experience some sort of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) after giving birth? Mental health problems during pregnancy are common too. PMADs may affect a woman’s ability to care for herself and her children. The Mental Health Association of Maryland launched the Healthy New Moms Campaign in 2005 and today, continues to reach more than 1 million individuals with media outreach, literature distribution and web-based education. The Campaign offers provider specific materials as well as support group information, crisis and warm lines, family and partner resources, as well as, research opportunities. All of the Campaign literature is free and available to order or download digital copies on their website. Throughout the year, trainings, panel discussions, film screenings, educational meetings and other events are offered. Healthy New Moms has an active presence on social media, via Facebook and Pinterest. If you’d like to become a partner and help raise awareness of PMADs, you can join the Campaign, link to our website, follow us on social media, help assemble community resources or even conduct a community awareness event. To discuss ideas, share information or to ask questions, please contact  443.901.1550 or info@mhamd.org

Here are several support groups in Maryland dedicated to helping pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders: (Please click Healthy New Moms above and go to What We Do >Outreach>Healthy New Moms>Get Help for the latest updated information)

  • Annapolis – Anne Arundel Medical Center | 443-481-6122 | www.aamcevents.org
  • Annapolis – Heritage Baptist Church | Contact Amanda at women@heritagebaptistannapolis.org |  Click here for further details.
  • Baltimore – Sinai Hospital | Contact 443-846-6287 *Effective March 2020, The Postpartum Support Group meetings will be held virtually/via video, until further notice. Please call Shelly Bray at 410-601-7832 or email sbray@lifebridgehealth.org for further information*
  • Baltimore – Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center | Contact 410-550-5362
  • Baltimore – Greater Baltimore Medical Center | Contact Lanny Dowell at 443-849-6287 or mdowell@gbmc.org
  • Baltimore – Mercy Medical Center | Lactation Resource Center | 410-332-9060
  • Baltimore – The Womb Room | Meets every Tuesday evening
  • Elkton – Union Hospital | Contact lsafian@uhcc.com
  • Fulton – Capital Women’s Care | Monday evenings at 7:30 PM | Contact Jennifer Riley, PSI Coordinator at rileyjennifer1023@yahoo.com | Click here for further details
  • Frederick – Frederick County Perinatal Mental Health Support Group | Contact Jessica Kent at 240-285-3785 or thebirthingcircle@gmail.com
  • Hagerstown – Women’s Health Center at Robinwood | Contact 240-217-5091 or info@hagerstownbirth.org
  • Olney – MedStar Montgomery Hospital | FREE but must register before attending | Contact 301-774-8881 and press 3
  • Silver Spring – Postpartum Depression Support Group | Holy Cross Resource Center | Contact 240-432-4497 or MDPostPartum@gmail.com
  • Westminster – Tevis Center for Wellness at Carroll Hospital | Contact 410-871-7000 | If unable to attend a meeting, an OB navigator is available at 410-871-7403, Monday through Friday

Keep ’Em Cookin’

Keep ’Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with the most current information on high-risk pregnancy and by offering them online community support.

Mamas on Bedrest

Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond Provides individual and group support, educational information, resources and local services to high risk pregnant mamas and new mamas. To assist mamas on bed rest to have a better bed rest experience, Mamas on Bed Rest & Beyond developed a Bedrest Success Kit containing information on maternity leave in the United States, Strategies for a better bed rest, examples of exercises for mamas on bed rest and a semi-monthly newsletter. This kit is free to mamas on bed rest.

Meal Train

This is a great resource for a bedrest mom to schedule help with meals. Use this resource even after the baby is born for help! Love it!

Money Saving Mom

Helping you become a better home economist.

Building Confidence and Parenting Skills When Your Baby Is in the NICU

https://nursinglicensemap.com/blog/parents-of-baby-in-nicu/

NICU Support for Parents

Hand to Hold

https://handtohold.org

http://support4nicuparents.org

Raising Multiples

Supporting multiple birth families.

Pajamagram

Offering a wide variety of pajamas and other comfortable clothing.

Post Partum International offers many support groups weekly online. Pregnant moms are welcome. Check out the link below! 

https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/

Preeclempsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation (PF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research, raising public awareness, and providing support and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclempsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing international support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies.

Emotional Support (May have financial resources)

Postpartum Progress (May have financial resources)