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Support Groups

The Motherhood Center offers a full array of virtual support groups for pregnant and postpartum women and birthing people. Support groups can help perinatal women feel less alone in their struggles with new motherhood and be a part of a community that helps to normalize and validate one another’s experiences.

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. Please complete a patient referral form to refer a patient for our clinical treatment services.

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.

Current support groups at The Motherhood Center

Pregnancy Support Group

Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET

Instructor: Evelyn Gama, LCSW

This group is specifically for pregnant women/parents who are feeling anxious or depressed or who have a diagnosed perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD), such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and/or OCD. This group is meant to support expecting moms/birthing people who are struggling with their mental health and are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by becoming a mother/parent. Both first-time moms/birthing people and non-first-time pregnant people are welcome.

Postpartum Support Group

Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Instructor: Paige Bellenbaum, LCSW

This group is for postpartum women/birthing parents who are feeling depressed or anxious, and for those who have a diagnosed perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD); such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or OCD. This group is meant to offer a supportive and honest community for new moms/birthing people struggling with motherhood. Tears are welcome.

Our support group leads

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    Paige Bellenbaum, LCSW

    Founding Director, Chief External Relations Officer

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    Evelyn Gama, LCSW

    Perinatal Therapist