Maternal Healthcare Resources
Many Georgia-based organizations strive to connect pregnant Georgians and their families with resources to help them during their pregnancy and postpartum. These resources include how to find a doula or midwife in your area, how to train to become a doula, and free virtual classes if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or after childbirth.
Table of Contents
- Looking for Doula & Perinatal Support Professionals
- Looking for Doula & Perinatal Support Professional Training Support
- Looking for Birthing Resources
- Looking for Maternal Health Monitoring
- Looking for Mental Health Services
- Looking for Parenting Classes
- Looking for Information on Maternal Health in Georgia & Advocacy
- Additional Support Services
Doula & Perinatal Support Professionals
Find a Perinatal Support Specialists (HMHBGA) – Be connected with doulas, childbirth educators, and/or breast feeding specialists in Georgia.
All About the Doula – Doula services supporting birthing people in Albany, Georgia and nearby areas.
Georgia Birth Network – Lists doulas and childbirth classes and other resources. Directories for doulas in Atlanta, Athens, and Savannah).
Doula & Perinatal Support Professional Training
Building Perinatal Support Professionals (HMHBGA) – Provides scholarship and support for those training to become Certified Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Certified Breastfeeding Specialists. Limited to residents in Georgia and especially in Albany, Columbus, and Augusta.
Evidence-based Birth – Provides information on accessible and inclusive pregnancy and birth-related research
Maternal Health Monitoring
Operation M.I.S.T. Pregnancy Remote Monitoring – Offers remote health monitoring services for pregnant people using a smartwatch and virtual care
Mental Health Services
Postpartum Support International Helpline – Call or text to be connected with support and resources during perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
- Call – 1-800-944-4773
- Text (English) – 800-944-4773
- Text (Spanish) – 971-203-7773
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline – 24/7, Free, Confidential Hotline for Pregnant and New Moms. Interpreter Services are available in 60 languages. (US Only)
- Call or Text 1-833-943-5746
Georgia Mental Health Crisis and Access Line – 24/7 crisis line to provide crisis interventions and dispatch mobile mental health crisis units
- Call – 1-800-715-4225
Mental Health Emergency Line – the Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in mental health distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones
- Call – 988
- Text – “HOME” to 741741
Find a Perinatal Mental Health Provider (PSI) – Find mental health providers, including those who offer support online or via phone
Online Perinatal Mental Health Support Groups (PSI) – Join free online support groups with other mothers and/or fathers for a variety of different topics
Free PSI Expert Chats – Free weekly phone conversations with PSI experts about resources, symptoms, and general information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders or how to support your partner
Embrace Refugee Births – Offers support, including healthy mom classes to refugees giving birth in Georgia. Based on metro-Atlanta and has virtual class options.
Pickles & Ice Cream Georgia (HMHBGA) – Provides free maternal and infant health information, classes, and support groups, including virtual class options.
Georgia Maternal Health Information & Advocacy
Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee – Conducts research and creates reports on the state of maternal health in Georgia.
Project 236 (HMHBGA) – Provides fact sheets on maternal and child health in Georgia’s legislative districts.
Maternal Vulnerability Index (Surgo Ventures) – Dashboard highlights state and county-level maternal health scores based on local factors
Additional Support Services
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies GA Call Center – Be connected with perinatal resources, including:
- Children’s 1st Information & Referral Center (1-855-707-8277, Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM)
- Help Me Grow Georgia (1-888-457-4769, Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM)
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (1-800-244-5373, Mon-Fri 8AM-6PM)
Public Resource Platform (HMHBGA) – Online database of resources for all Georgians, including doula services, healthcare providers, family support services, WIC (Women, Infants, & Children), and mental health services.
Tender Foundation – Provides support for single mothers in Atlanta, including bill pay assistance, grocery store gift cards, diaper banks, and a guaranteed income program.