American Academy of Pediatrics: Updated medical information and trends on infant health.
Blossom Birth: Supports expectant and new families with meaningful information, connections and resources to help them thrive in their parenting journey. Some of the services parents can find at Blossom Birth are support groups, classes, and referrals for professionals such as doulas, lactation and sleep consultants.
Children’s Council: Serving all types of families with childcare needs. Giving free referrals and placement services, financial assistance and family workshops.
Family Support Services of the Bay Area: Help for families – parents, grandparents and other relatives-, in caring for children facing serious challenges due to abuse, disabilities, medical conditions or negligence. www.fssba.org
Compass Family Services: Services for families facing housing crisis, including temporary shelter, crisis intervention, social services and therapy.
Kellymom.com: evidence-based information about lactation and parenting. Kellymom.com also offers pregnancy and breastfeeding support groups. www.kellymom.com
Sleep Smooth: guide on sleep during pregnancy which includes factual research and up to date content. www.sleepsmooth.com/sleep-pregnancy/
La Leche League International: Promotes the understanding of breastfeeding and its benefits for health of mothers and children through support groups worldwide.
La Raza Community Resource Center: Varied family services for the Latino community, such as visitation program, parenting classes, support groups, social services, immigration services and food pantry.
National Sleep Foundation: Organization dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy, Their website offers evidence-based information about topics related to sleep.
Natural Resources: Classes for parents. Safe, eco-friendly, organic products for pregnancy, childbirth, newborns, babies & toddlers. Lactation, mom, dad & LGBTQ support groups. Medela breast pumps, birth tubs & baby carrier rentals.
Postpartum Depression: Offers free resources and support to women, men, and families of loved ones suffering from postpartum depression (PPD). Learn about what causes PPD, it’s common symptoms, as well as how to get the treatment and support you need.
Postpartum Support International: Offers information, local resources and free phone line to support women through the emotional changes they experience during pregnancy and postpartum.
Recess: A hub for social development and early learning where families can play, explore and learn together. Whether you are looking for a safe space for your child to romp (they have an award winning one!), a place to party, or some parent support, visit Recess to connect with other like-minded families. Just like you, Recess values balance, creativity & sanity in the journey of raising an urban child. www.recess-sf.com
SF Doula Group: Source for referrals of trained and experienced birth and postpartum doulas. sfdoulagroup.org