Culturally Responsive Resources

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Culturally Responsive Provider Databases

Inclusive Therapist  
Online directory of culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming, social justice-oriented therapist.

Sista Midwife Directory 
Online directory of Black birth workers (Doulas and Midwives) to help Black families find Black providers.

Therapy for Latinx
Database of therapists who either identify as LatinX or have worked closely with LatinX communities and understand their needs.

Postpartum Support International Providers of Color Directory
Online database of providers of color who provide perinatal mental health services in the United States.

LGBTQ+ Birthing People and Families

Preparing for Pregnancy as a Non-Binary Person
Steps for preparing for pregnancy as a non-binary person to ensure mental and physical health is supported throughout the process. 

Family Building for the Trans Community
A handbook designed for transgender individuals who are thinking about becoming parents.

Trans and Pregnant: How to Find Competent, Gender-Affirming Healthcare
Tips and resources to help people find a supportive, trans-friendly team of providers. 

Crescent Care
Offers a range of healthcare options sensitive to the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals and their families, including gender-affirming primary care for transgender and gender non-conforming people.

LGBTQ+ Families Experiencing Loss

Return to Zero HOPE: LGBTQ+ Families
Provides support groups, workshops, and resources that address the LGBTQ+ experience in reproductive, pregnancy, and infant loss. 

Pregnancy After Loss
Provides an online magazine, online peer-moderated support groups, local meet-ups, outreach and education, resource listings for families and healthcare providers, and a newsletter. 

Baby in Heaven
Resources and support for grieving LGBT parents. 

The Legacy of Leo
A blog series that present a diverse collection of stories about loss and life after loss that enable other LGBT families experiencing baby loss to feel less alone. 

Facebook Users: Support Groups/Pages

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Queer and Trans online support group that is open to all members of the queer community who are expecting, adopting, and/or parenting babies for up to 2 years. This group is intended for gestational, non-gestational, and adoptive parents.

Lesbian Pregnancy, Conception, and Fertility
LGBTQ Birth: Expectant and New Parent Groups

Birthing Beyond the Binary
Facebook group that offers education and community cultivation for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people and healthcare providers, focusing on preconception, conception, gestation/pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Rainbow Families
Supports educates and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) families, parents, and prospective parents by offering a wide variety of education programs, support groups, opportunities to connect, and more. 

Other LGBTQ+ Support Media

A Womb of Their Own
A film about a group of masculine-of-center-identified people who experience pregnancy.

Two Moms Podcast
Podcast on lesbian parenting, from fertility and trying to conceive into parenthood. 

LezBeMommies Radio
Interview guests on topics related to lesbian conception, pregnancy, parenting, and health. 

Continuing Education for Clinicians

UCSF Guidelines for Gender-Affirming Healthcare
Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Non-binary People 

Fertility Options for Transgender Persons (UCSF)
Fertility options for transgender persons.

Birth for Every Body
Provide individualized education and counseling, as well as client-centered prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care. 

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
Provide educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.  

Mothering on the Margins (MOM) Study
A research study carried out by researchers at CAMH and the LGBTQ Parenting Network with the goal of learning about the factors that contribute to emotional well-being in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and Two-Spirit (LGBT) mothers and mothers-to-be, and to learn what services LGBT mothers and mothers-to-be find helpful, and what services they wish existed, to address their emotional needs. 

LGBTQ Birth: Birth Worker Trainings
Professional courses to support birth workers of all types that provide Culturally Sensitive Care for LGBTQ+ Families online CEU modules. 

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Birthing People and Families

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Patients and Families

Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health

Mental Health America
Native and Indigenous Communities and Mental Health

Indigenous Women's Maternal Health and Maternal Mortality Fact Sheet

ACOG—American Indian and Alaska Native Women's Health

Pan-American Health Organization
Gender, Equity, and Indigenous Women's Health in the Americas

Therapy for Black Girls
Nationwide directory of Black therapists, mental health guides and resources for Black women, and podcast focusing on the Mental Health of Black Women in America. 

Melanin and Mental Health
An online directory that connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. 

Anti-Racist Prenatal and Postnatal Care Preferences
PDF document which aims to protect Black birthing people by laying the groundwork for difficult but potentially life-preserving conversations with their care providers. 

Protecting Your Birth: A Guide for Black Mothers
A guide to inform and empower Black women in navigating pregnancy and postpartum care. 

Black Birthing Bill of Rights
Resource for Black birthing persons to confidently exercise their rights. It also serves as guidance for government programs, hospitals, maternity providers, and others as they transform their policies, procedures, and practices to meet the needs of Black birthing people. 

MamaToto Village: A Black Mamas Guide to Living and Thriving
Guide for Black Mothers focused on empowerment, affirmation, and self-determination. 

Top 5 Tips for Celebrating and Empowering Your Pregnancy Journey
Patient handout for Black birthing persons offers helpful information for navigating pregnancy care. 

Top 5 Questions for Your Healthcare Provider to Ensure Collaborative Care
Patient handout for Black birthing persons offering key questions to review with healthcare providers. 

Black Women for Wellness
A community-based organization in California that offers an array of programs for the health and well-being of Black women and girls by building healthy communities through access and development of health education, awareness, empowerment, and advocacy opportunities activities.

Black Women Do Breastfeed
A Blog that invites all mothers who identify racially as Black to share their breastfeeding stories.

NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza: Mental Wellness in the Latinx Community
Compartiendo Esperanza is a three-part video series that explores the journey of mental wellness in Hispanic/Latinx communities through dialogue, storytelling, and a guided discussion 

We R Native
Multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults

Live Another Day
Native and Indigenous Peoples Addiction and Mental Health Support

SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Community Collaboration Webinars

SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Two Spirit Webinars

Native Hope

Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health

NAMI Information and Resources for Indigenous Communities

Mending the Sacred Hoop
Resources for Addressing Violence Against Native Women

Respect, Rights, and Representation: 3 Indigenous Women Speak Out

Decolonizing Wellness
Indigenous Women's Perspective on Healthcare (webinar)

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

Support Groups/Facebook Groups

Postpartum Support International (PSI) Black Moms Connect Virtual Support Group
A free virtual support group is offered twice weekly for Black mothers who are seeking peer support during the perinatal period up to 2 years postpartum. 

Postpartum Support International (PSI) Grupo de Apoyo Perinatal Virtual Support Group (en Espanol)
Online weekly groups to help connect with other parents and families, talk about experiences, and learn helpful emotional and self-care tools and resources.

Shade of Blue Project: INSPIRE Support Groups
LGBTQ+, Teen Mom, and other virtual support groups.

Mocha Moms
Social/support group for all women of color with children ages 0-15. 

Melanin Moms-Facebook
Support group for moms of black children and expecting mothers to get helpful advice from other moms. 

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)
Breastfeeding promotion and resources 

Project Milk Mission
Breastfeeding education for new and expecting mothers and their families with an emphasis on cultural awareness. 

Professional Organizations

National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color
A non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate a community of diverse professional and peer lactation supporters to transform communities of color through policy, breastfeeding, and skilled lactation care.

Sista Midwife Productions
A community-based organization that educates birth workers and advocates for birth justice for black moms. 

National Black Doulas Association
Organization for Black Doulas and parents to connect; has a national directory to find Black Doulas near you.  

The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry
Organization of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health workers collaborating on mental health treatment with a particular focus on Latino Populations


Black Mamas Matter Alliance
A Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance that centers on Black mamas and birthing people to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. 

Black Women Birthing Justice
A collective of African American, African, Caribbean, and multiracial women seeks to address issues that Black women face during pregnancy and childbirth. The group works to empower Black mothers and ensure that pregnant people everywhere are supported by caregivers who use evidence-based practices that consider how race impacts lived experiences.

Black Women's Health Imperative
National non-profit solely dedicated to achieving health equity for Black women in America.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women
A community of diverse professionals and peer lactation supporters working on transforming communities of color through policy, breastfeeding, and skilled lactation care.  Provides support for both its members and those seeking lactation help through its directory.

National Birth Equity Collaborative
Creates transnational solutions that optimize Black maternal, infant, sexual, and reproductive wellbeing.  Shift systems and culture through training, research, technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and community-centered collaboration. 

The Black Maternal Health Caucus
The Black Maternal Health Caucus aims to raise awareness within Congress to establish Black maternal health as a national priority, and explore and advocate for effective, evidence-based, culturally-competent policies and best practices for health outcomes for Black mothers

Southern-based, national membership organization whose purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities. 

Shades of Blue Project
Houston-based Non-Profit organization whose focus is on improving Maternal Mental Health outcomes for black and brown birthing people.

Other Media

TED Talk: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women and Babies?
Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains how racism manifests for women of color and their babies. 

NATAL Stories Podcast
A Podcast about having a baby while Black.

Sisters in Loss Podcast
Weekly podcast sharing stories of miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility from the perspective of Black experiences.

Melanin and Mental Health Podcast
A podcast focused on mental health-related issues faced by Black and Latinx Americans. 

Continuing Education for Clinicians

Every Mother Counts
Black maternal health resource list.

March of Dimes: Dismantling Bias in Maternal and Infant Healthcare
Training provides health care professionals and nursing and medical students with important insights to recognize and remedy implicit bias in maternal and infant health care settings.

Mental Health America: Latinx/Hispanic Communities and Mental Health
Resources and statistical data on Latino mental health needs. Includes Spanish-language resources. 

Mental Health America: Native and Indigenous Communities and Mental Health
Resources for and statistical data on mental health needs of Indigenous communities.