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.

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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 DoulaDoula services supporting birthing people in Albany, Georgia and nearby areas

Georgia Birth NetworkLists 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. 

Birthing Resources

Evidence-based BirthProvides information on accessible and inclusive pregnancy and birth-related research

Maternal Health Monitoring

Operation M.I.S.T. Pregnancy Remote MonitoringOffers remote health monitoring services for pregnant people using a smartwatch and virtual care

Bloom JournalThis is your POCKET DOULA. This journal will help answer all the questions that most pregnant woman need answers to.

Mental Health Services

Postpartum Support International HelplineCall 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 Hotline24/7, 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 Linethe 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 

Parenting Classes

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 CenterBe connected with perinatal resources, including:

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.