As a new mother or a parent-to-be, navigating the slew of experts offering differing opinions can feel overwhelming. At the same time, having readily-available and reliable sources of support when you need it the most is crucial. From apps offering seamless communication with healthcare providers to online classes and virtual support communities, we have curated a list of the best online, female-founded platforms for prenatal and postpartum care. Think of this list as the essential resources that will offer a helping hand to new mothers and mothers-to-be.
A telemedicine network that provides healthcare services to women. More specifically, Maven Clinic offers coaching and childcare guides for working parents, and helps companies retain talent and reduce maternity and fertility costs—all in the vain of enabling mothers to stay in the workforce.
An app that provides personalized, ongoing postpartum care to new moms and infants through direct communication with your healthcare provider. They are currently offering both new and expecting mothers support groups to address anxieties associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Poppy Seed Health
24/7 on-demand text service that grants access to doulas, midwives, and nurses for wherever you are in your pregnancy or postpartum journey. In light of COVID-19, they are currently offering 30 days of unlimited text support for free.
Online Classes and Resources
Luna Mother Collective
Luna Mother Collective offers a series of classes ranging from evidence-based workouts such as strength training, barre, and yoga to pelvic floor & core physical therapy, childbirth education classes, breastfeeding 101, sleep training guidance for all mothers, whether expecting, new, or experienced.
Virtual, expert-led classes for new mothers and mothers-to-be. Choose between a small group class or an expert 1:1 and learn about everything from prenatal and postpartum mental wellness to pain management through labor, and how to breastfeed and prepare your milk supply.
An inclusive selection of classes, services, and events that span the sexual and reproductive spectrum. In light of COVID-19, they are offering live-streamed webinars in a series called #thismatters, exploring current pregnancy and birth concerns, and providing compassionate and up-to-the-minute insights from professionals.
These doctor-recommended fertility products (like ovulation and pregnancy tests) are inspired by beauty but backed by science. Their online platform also provides advice and guidance on female reproductive health.
A network of integrative maternal wellness tools, resources, and specialists that connects women in pre-pregnancy and beyond to reproductive endocrinologists, OB-GYNS, and other physicians.
The Nurture Book
An online childbirth course that draws directly from the book Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood—and Trusting Yourself and Your Body. It will “boost your confidence, soothe your heart, and lighten your journey to motherhood.”
A “troll and abuse-free” social platform where women can ask and answer questions related to life, work, and motherhood, such as How do I tell my company I’m pregnant? and Where to start with adoption? For $5/month, you can join a supportive community of women for safe, private conversations free from judgment and guilt.
Peanut (frequently dubbed the “Tinder for moms”) is the ultimate social networking platform to meet other new mothers. By creating a profile on the app, you will get matched with like-minded women based on your geographical location as well as your common interests and aspirations.
A community for working moms, HeyMama offers an application-based membership to provide support, connection, and collaboration for working mothers at every life stage.