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Postpartum Resources

Sussex County: Children’s Beach House

Childrens Beach House Youth Development Program is a year-round, community-based initiative offered to the families of children with special needs in Delaware. Year-round support for Beach House kids and their families is provided in a variety of ways, including: summer camp, getaway weekends for families; on-going access to therapies; mentoring programs, and case management. The facility is completely handicapped accessible.

Childrens Beach House 1800 Bay Avenue Lewes DE 19958
(302) 645-9184
http://www.cbhinc.org/

All Counties: Cribs for Kids Delaware

Cribs for Kids’ is a safe-sleep education program for low-income families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.
Cribs for Kids’ currently has 250 Partner Programs in 42 states throughout the country which provide a GRACO Pack N Play’ crib and educational materials regarding ‘safe sleeping’ and other important safety tips to protect your baby. Since 1998, through the donation of thousands of cribs, Cribs for Kids’ has been making an impact on the rates of babies dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation.
While educational materials are available to everyone, cribs are distributed based on need. Families will be referred by a physician, nurse, social worker, or case worker.
http://www.nemours.org/service/preventive/crib.html

All Counties: Delaware Smoking Quitline

If you want to quit smoking, the Delaware Division of Public Health offers the Delaware Quitline’a powerful tool to help adult smokers who are ready to kick the habit.
Trained tobacco specialists staffing the Quitline will assess your needs and explore your best options. Their services include counseling, guidebooks, and for eligible low-income callers, vouchers to purchase stop-smoking aids such as nicotine patches or gum.
1-866-409-1858

All Counties: Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International (PSI), Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression. PSI, Inc. provides support, information and resources to women and families coping with mental health issues associated with childbearing, both during pregnancy and postpartum.

MOMS HEAL- Postpartum Support Group
Dover, Delaware
Location: Eden Hill Medical Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
200 Banning Street
Dover, DE 19904
(302)449-1682 or (302)584-8249

New Mothers Postpartum Support Group
Wilmington
The Birth Center
(302)658-2229

Christiana Care Health System Support Group
Newark
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
(302)733-4226

Kent County: Division of Public Health, Smart Start, Newark

Provides prenatal and postpartum education, parent education, nursing and developmental assessments, health education, case management, nutrition counseling and assistance with social concerns for high risk pregnant women.
University Plaza, Cambridge Bldg. 263 Chapman Road Newark DE 19702
(302) 451-2829