Photo by Elizabeth Ryan; ceramic art by Leanne Carnes

Photo by Elizabeth Ryan; ceramic art by Leanne Carnes

Resources

 Baby Blues Connection - phone, group, and partner support for people experiencing perinatal mood disorders

Postpartum Support International - connect with phone, online, and local perinatal mood disorder support

Brief Encounters - support for bereaved parents

Homebirth Cesarean - support for parents with planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans

MamaSpace Yoga - making room for babies in pregnant people’s bodies

Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team - free and low-cost veterinary care for pets of people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty

Compassionate Care - 24/7 in-home pet euthanasia and cremation service

Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support

Reading suggestions

Living with Kids and Dogs… Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar

The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell, Ph. D.

My Pet Remembrance Journal by Enid Traisman, MSW

Healthy Posture for Babies and Children: Tools for Helping Children to Sit, Stand, and Walk Naturally by Kathleen Porter