Mom to Mom Support

Moms Mental Health Initiative’s Circle of Hope

Imagine both your hands are being held by other moms who understand what you’re going through. Who’ve been there and REALLY get it. Linked hand-in-hand we form an unbreakable circle of understanding, support, and hope.

Our Circle of Hope group is a private, online support group for moms local to the Greater Milwaukee Area. Only perinatal women (pregnant through one year of birth) who we grant access to can join. No outsiders can see our conversations — no one will judge you. You don’t need to be diagnosed with a disorder or undergoing treatment. Nor will anyone diagnose you or recommend specific treatment plans. This is strictly an opportunity for you to meet other moms struggling with perinatal depression and anxiety. We hold no-pressure gatherings frequently where you can meet other moms in-person in addition to connecting online.

Contact us to request an invitation to this group.

Adjusting to Motherhood

Columbia Center Birth Hospital hosts free postpartum support in a group setting or one-on-one if you wish. Postpartum Support International training facilitator Ann Grauer, IBCLC, CD DONA leads the informal and confidential gatherings every Wednesday from 9am to 10am. Meet in The Birth Hospital’s Family Room at 13125 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon, WI 53097. Registration is not required, but you may contact The Birth Hospital at 262-243-7408.

Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital 

Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital hosts a free, drop-in support group for new parents before or after the baby’s birth. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30-2:30 at CSM Women’s Hospital, first floor, Nicholas Family Education Classroom, 2323 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee. You do not have to have had your baby at Columbia St. Mary’s to attend.  Partners are welcome. For more information contact Meredith Weir, IBCLC at 414-585-1025, or email babyclasses@columbia-stmarys.org

Baby Blues and Anxiety Too

ProHealth Care hosts this free group every second and fourth Monday of the month, from 10am to 11am. Meet in Room 113 (Public Health) at the Health & Human Services Center on 514 Riverview Avenue in Waukesha, WI 53188. Contact Physician Referral & Class Enrollment Service at 262-928-2745 or Public Health Nurses at 262-896-8430.

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