Maternal & Child Health Partners & Provider

Since 2021, The Bloom Network has convened community members with maternal & child health partners and providers to improve the delivery of care to Black families.  We hope you’ll join us in this work!

Connect parents with mental & behavioral health support

  • For a mental or behavioral health crisis, please have the parent contact the Behavioral Health Support Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 (local: 314-469-6644).
  • SSM’s peer-supported MOMs line is helpful for expectant and postpartum moms to connect with each other. This helpline caters specifically to moms who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety. Patients can call (314) 768-6667 to receive support.  SSM also has free peer support groups available on Zoom.
  • For LGBTQIA+ parents and families, the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline offers free, confidential, and identity-affirming peer support. Their helpline is open from Friday to Monday, 1:00-7:00 PM CST. (314) 380-7774 (toll-free: 844-785-7774)
  • For parents who are trying to leave a mentally or emotionally abusive relationship, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center (N.A.R.C.) offers resources and support groups.
  • Generate Health has created a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening Toolkit that you can use to help identify mood and anxiety disorders in your pregnant and parenting patients.

Help infants sleep safely

One of the leading causes of infant deaths in Missouri is an unsafe sleep environment. Every time an infant is put to bed, they should be Alone, on their Back, and in a Crib (or portable crib).

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