Resources for Parents

resources for parents

Bon Secours Women's Services General Resources

Complete health for women goes well beyond childbirth needs. We are happy to share these links and general guidelines on common screenings for women, to help you locate the resources you or someone you love may need to learn about our medical facilities, tests and services.

Women’s Services - Women should plan annual visits for physical examinations (blood pressure, BMI, etc.), eye exams, flu shot, and pelvic/breast exams. Visit our Women's Services page for more information.

Women’s Imaging - We have eight locations with convenient hours, including early morning and late night hours that accommodate your busy schedule. Visit our Women's Imaging page for more information.

Virginia Breast Center - Understanding all of your options from the beginning of your diagnosis allows you to have all of the information you need to make an informed and rational decision about your care. Visit Virginia Breast Center or call (804) 594-3130 for more information.

Prenatal/Labor & Delivery Resources

Childbirth Classes and Pregnancy Support

Bon Secours Love and Learn Prenatal Education Program

Childbirth Education - Resources to locate childbirth educators in your area

Doulas - Resources to find doulas in your area

Bon Secours Richmond OB-GYN Resources

Postpartum  Resources

Breastfeeding Support Groups

New moms enjoy outstanding personal support facilitated by Bon Secours' certified lactation consultants. Nursing babies and welcome, of course!

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support

 Postpartum Support Virginia 

Bon Secours Richmond FREE Postpartum Support Group Meetings at St. Francis Medical Center

    • 2nd Thursday at 9:30-11:30 am
    • 4th Thursday at 6:30-8:00pm
    • Contact Lisa Hardy at (804) 218-2673 or email stfrancis@postpartumva.org for more information.

Open to anyone * Babies welcome, of course! *Meet other mothers * Learn coping skills * Identify resources

Medical Care

  • Bon Secours Baby Line: (804) 340-BABY (340-2229)
  • Bon Secours Physician Referral: (804) 359-WELL (359-9355)
  • Bon Secours Care-A-Van: (804) 545-1920
  • FAMIS (Virginia's health insurance program for children): 1-866-87FAMIS (1-866-873-2647)
  • Women’s Health Physical Therapy (Perineal Tears, Diastasis Recti, etc.)


The groups and websites above are only a few of the wide variety of resources available at the community, state and national levels.  Their inclusion in this list should not be considered an endorsement.  For more information, please ask your childbirth educator, lactation consultant, obstetrician, midwife or pediatrician.

Community Resources

Parenting Support
Parents of Multiples
  • Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples (RAMOM)  www.ramom.org
  • Southside Area Mothers of Multiples (SAMOM)  www.samom.com (804) 908-5183
Community Support
Government Agencies
  • Virginia Division of Vital Records http://www.vdh.state.va.us  (804) 662-6200
  • Virginia 211—Pregnancy/New Mom Resources 211 / www.211virginia.org
  • Virginia Department of Health (health information, car seats, vaccinations)  www.vdh.gov
  • Virginia Department of Social Services  www.dss.virginia.gov 1-800-552-3431 or 1-800-468-8894
  • Food Stamps (supplemental nutrition hotline)
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • National Immunization Program (vaccine information)  www.cdc.gov/vaccines
  • U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention  1-800-232-4636
Child Care
Safety
  • Virginia Poison Center www.poison.vcu.edu or www.poisonhelp.org  (804) 828-9123 or 1-800-222-1222 
  • American Association of Poison Control  www.aapcc.org
  • Child Abuse Reporting Hotline 1-800-552-7096
  • Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-838-8238
  • Prevention of Child Abuse for Parents 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)
  • Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) (804) 257-7226
  • Safe Harbor (domestic violence)  (804) 287-7877
  • Lead Safe Virginia www.vahealth.org/leadsafe/
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  www.nhtsa.dot.gov   1-888-327-4236 
  • Virginia Department of Health - Buckle Up Virginia  www.safetyseatva.org  1-800-732-8333 
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  www.cpsc.gov 1-800-638-2772   

The groups and websites above are only a few of the wide variety of resources available at the community, state and national levels.  Their inclusion in this list should not be considered an endorsement.  For more information, please ask your childbirth educator, lactation consultant, obstetrician, midwife or pediatrician.