Kids Plus: Check out the different classes Kids Plus offers for Moms:
Baby Steps: This is a support group to assist new and expecting mothers dealing with the emotional transitions of pregnancy and motherhood. New and expecting mothers are invited to attend monthly meetings to learn information about postpartum depression and gain useful tools to help cope with mood disturbances associated with pregnancy and postpartum. Baby Steps is offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the evening at St. Clair Hospital. Please call (412) 942-5882 for additional information.
Out of the Blue: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Free, weekly, facilitated community support for new and expectant mothers experiencing a tough transition or mood and anxiety complications.
Wednesdays 1-3 at Lawrenceville Family Care Connection, 5235 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Contact Amy Lewis, LCSW with any questions or to confirm before first attendance. firstname.lastname@example.org, (412) 532-6622
Dark Side of Motherhood: Post Traumatic Birth Therapeutic Group
Therapeutic group for moms who have had a traumatic birth experience.
Thursdays 9-10:30 AM, every other week.
For more information: click here or visit the website at forwardwellnesscounseling.com/birthtraumagroup
La Leche League
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who choose to breastfeed. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend the monthly Group Meetings or call a Leader for breastfeeding help. La Leche League of Pennsylvania also provides health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management.
Find a Doula
Doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. Interested in working with a birth and postpartum doula? Check out this website to find a DONA certified doula near you.
For more information: https://www.dona.org/what-is-a-doula/find-a-doula/
The International Cesarean Awareness Network Inc. (ICAN)
ICAN is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). The group holds monthly support meetings where mothers can come and share their experiences in a safe and validating environment. They meet every month on the third Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Toy Lending Library in Shadyside at 5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Children are welcome to attend meetings.
Hugs for Healing Hearts: Pregnancy loss support group for women and their families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.
When: 2nd Monday of each month, 7-8:30 PM
Registration required: 412-942-5877
For more information: https://www.stclair.org/calendar/view_dates/event:45
Mid-Atlantic Mother’s Milk Bank: Feelings regarding lactation after a loss vary from mother to mother. Some women want to donate to a milk bank. There is no right or wrong decision.
Many other sources of support are available through this link: https://midatlanticmilkbank.org/support/bereaved-families
MISS Foundation: For grieving families enduring the death of a child and in need of immediate and ongoing support.
When: 1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:30 PM
For more information: click here
Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS): https://pregnancyafterlosssupport.com/support-in-your-area/
Beating the Blues – Move through this online program at your convenience, on your schedule. This program will help you manage your emotional well-being. For more information visit: http://www.beatingthebluesus.com/
Via UPMC: To get started, call 1-855-770-8762.
A health coach will give you an online account.
To find out more, log in to MyHealth OnLine.
Postpartum Support International
combines technology with volunteer mentors to help moms access information and parenting support