I posted a few weeks ago inviting parents to share their story with me and the rest of the Shannon Reece Jones Photography community. Why? I believe we can learn and be lifted by each other as we share the truth of our journeys as mothers and families. And the truth is…sometimes the truth is hard. Having a baby is a huge change, and whether you struggle with postpartum depression or not, all new moms can use a helping hand, a listening ear, and the feeling that they are part of a community. So here are just a few postpartum resources for new Houston moms. I hope these provide support and guidance in the sometimes overwhelming adventure of motherhood!

Postpartum resources for new Houston moms

Houston Hospitals with Postpartum Resources

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital provides a variety of resources for new moms through their reproductive psychiatry department. They can assist you in determining what type of help you need. They also provide parenting advice (call their Texas Children’s Parent Advice Line at 832-824-1777)  and free, confidential postpartum depression resources through their Hope Line at 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667).

Childbirth Center at Sugar Land

In addition to childbirth support, Houston’s Methodist’s Childbirth Center at Sugar Land also provides postpartum care, including services for breastfeeding and lactation, and postpartum physical therapy.

Memorial Hermann

Memorial Hermann offers both virtual and in-person breastfeeding classes as well as a variety of free online educational videos. They also have an extensive Postpartum and Newborn Care Guide that you can download directly from their site.

Houston Postpartum Support

Motherhood Center

The Motherhood Center’s Mom’s Talk program is a great way to connect with other new and expecting Houston moms. Do you crave community? Want to feel supported? Would like to learn together with other moms? This postpartum support class may be exactly what you need.

The Center for Postpartum Family Health

The Center for Postpartum Family Health in the Woodlands, Texas is committed to helping new moms thrive in their transition to motherhood. Whether you’re interested in counseling with a therapist alone, as a couple, or as a family, talking with an expert can bring relief and help you develop coping strategies so that you can find more joy in motherhood.

Online Postpartum Resources for New Houston Moms

Taking Cara Babies

One of the biggest challenges new moms face is sheer exhaustion. If you can’t remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep, then be sure to check out Taking Cara Babies. Cara (neonatal nurse, certified pediatric sleep consultant, and mother of four) specializes in online classes and personalized sleep strategies to help your family thrive.

My Hello Therapy

Although located in Houston, Elaine provides online therapy so that Texas moms outside Houston can also have access to her services. Your first consultation is free, so you can decide whether counseling is right for you before you commit.

Virtual Support Groups

There are several virtual support groups specifically for new Texas moms. I recommend Googling these or checking with your local Facebook group for recommendations, so that you can find one that’s the right fit for your needs.

If you need some support in your parenting journey, I hope you found a suggestion here that feels right for you! You may also find it helpful to check out my tips for finding the perfect nanny in Houston Texas. I don’t know of a better form of postpartum support than an extra pair of helping hands!

Lots of Love,