Maternal Mental Health
About one in five women may feel anxious, worried, depressed or sad while they are pregnant or during the first year after giving birth. Moms of all cultures, ages, earning levels and races may have these problems. The good news: there are many great
resources that help moms feel better.
Prenatal-to-Three is a Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) program that offers tips, support and care for pregnant women. It also supports their family members and children up to age five. It is for people with Medi-Cal in San Mateo County. The program offers mental health care support while women are pregnant and after.
If you would like to learn more about these services or if you think you or someone you know may need help, please call the Access Call Center at (800) 686-0101.
2020 Mom’s mission is to close gaps in mental health care for moms. They do this through teaching, support and working with other groups. This is a great resource for learning more about some mental health issues that many new moms face. They can help you learn the difference between baby blues and depression and anxiety.
WIC helps low-wage households get food and teaches people about healthy eating. They also have parenting support groups and classes. WIC serves women who are pregnant, nursing or who have just given birth but are not nursing. They also help infants and children up to age five.
NFP nurses help young moms get ready for their first child’s birth. Nurses visit women at home and teach them parenting skills. They can start early in the pregnancy and keep helping until the child turns two. Moms who are 19 years or younger and
live in Daly City, South San Francisco or San Bruno are eligible.