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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Stress During and After Pregnancy

Family Resource Brief

If you are pregnant or already a parent, you know how stressful pregnancy and caring for newborns can be. Everyone can use more support and help to handle it all. Here you will find links to care, services, and support and websites about stress and how to manage it during and after pregnancy.

Care, Services, and Support


Learn more about stress during and after pregnancy.

Need more information? Use the collection of resources that library staff have put together for you and your family.

Stress During and After Pregnancy: Family Resource Brief. (January 2013). (Updated: July 2014).

Authors: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Reviewers: Rebekah L. Dorman, Ph.D., Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood/Invest in Children; Leah S. Gary, M.S., The William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation; Rochelle Mayer, Ed.D., National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health; Molly O'Neill, The William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation; Deborah F. Perry, Ph.D., Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD); Rebecca Stone, The William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation; S. Darius Tandon, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.