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Support Groups

The Motherhood Center offers a full array of virtual support groups for pregnant and postpartum birthing people. Whether you’re a first-time mom experiencing depression or anxiety – our groups can meet you where you’re at in your perinatal journey. Support groups can help perinatal women feel less alone, and a part of a community that is experiencing something very similar.

Please note that all of The Motherhood Center’s support groups are restricted to only new or expecting moms/birthing people. If you are looking to observe a group – please refrain from signing up for a group.

Support groups are not treatment groups and do not take the place of individual or clinical group therapy or medication management. Participation in a support group does not make a participant a medical patient at The Motherhood Center or any of its affiliates.

A safe space for all

All of our support groups welcome and encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ pregnant and postpartum moms/birthing people to join our community and openly share their experiences. The Motherhood Center is a safe space to talk about the hard parts of motherhood/parenthood as they intersect with race, identity, gender, sexual orientation, and other important aspects of identity.

What can I expect in a support group?

All support groups at The Motherhood Center are virtual. Each group is facilitated by a licensed perinatal therapist. They are a safe and confidential, judgment-free space where new and expecting mothers and birthing people can talk about the hard parts of pregnancy and motherhood. The first part of the group is an opportunity for group members to introduce themselves, and the second part of the group is for members to relate to one another’s experiences, support one another, and feel more connected and less alone.

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PMAD Support Group

Instructor: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW

7/23/2024

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This support group meets weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Are you a new mom/gestational parent struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, or PTSD? You're not alone. 1 in 5 new or expecting mothers/birthing people suffer from a PMAD (perinatal mood and anxiety disorder) otherwise known as postpartum depression. Since the pandemic began - those rates...

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Pregnancy Support Group

Instructor: Evelyn Gama, LCSW

7/25/2024

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This support group meets weekly on Thursdays. This group provides a safe space for women/birthing people to process their individual feelings about their pregnancy, learn coping skills for stress, anxiety, and/or depression, and connect with other expecting moms/birthing people who are facing similar difficulties.

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Having Another Baby After a PMAD Support Group

Instructor: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW

7/26/2024

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This support group meets weekly on Fridays. Having a baby after a PMAD is a personal choice. Some moms/parents decide on “one and done” and others decide they want another baby. Although we know that statistically, women/birthing people who had a PMAD during their previous perinatal experience are at a higher risk to experience one...

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Our support group leads

  • Headshot of Paige Bellenbaum
    Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW

    Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer

  • Headshot of Evelyn Gama
    Evelyn Gama, LCSW

    Perinatal Social Worker

  • Headshot of Molly Wolosky
    Molly Wolosky, Ph.D

    Perinatal Psychology Fellow