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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.
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
PMAD Support Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Instructors: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW
This group is for both pregnant and 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 moms/birthing people who are struggling with the transition to motherhood.
Pregnancy Support Group
Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Evelyn Gama, LCSW
Beginning on June 12th, this group will meet weekly on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET. This group is specifically for pregnant people 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 and non-first-time pregnant people can join.
Having Another Baby After a PMAD Support Group
Fridays, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Instructor: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW
This group is for birthing parents who had a PMAD with a previous child and are thinking about having another child, are currently pregnant, or are recently postpartum. This group is for women/birthing people who feel anxious or depressed about having another baby or having a PMAD again; experience a return of symptoms during pregnancy or postpartum; or who are looking for a community of other birthing people going through a similar experience.
Our support group leads
Paige Bellenbaum, LCSW
Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer
Evelyn Gama, LCSW