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MotherWoman groups provide safe places of mutual respect and non-judgement where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood.

At MotherWoman we acknowledge the enormous impact that mothers have in the world, both through their children and through their own lives. Our vision is to provide an opportunity for all women to engage in a MotherWoman group that provides them with the support, education and community they need to flourish as women and as mothers.

For the most up-to-date information about when a group is meeting, please see our calendar, call our office at (413) 387-0703, or use the contact information listed below.

Please note that in the event of school cancellations due to bad weather or holidays, support groups will not be held.

If any corrections need to be made, please contact Amber Lira at admin@motherwoman.org.

Amherst | Ashfield | Cape Cod | Greenfield | Hadley | Holyoke | Longmeadow | Lynn | Northampton | Springfield | Wilbraham | Out of State

Amherst

MotherWoman Group: Getting Real About Motherhood

  • Thursdays, 9:45 - 11:15am
  • (closed during Summer months)
  • UMass Amherst Family Center
  • 1200 N. Pleasant St, Amherst MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators: Rebecca Hard and Anja Potter

MotherWoman creates free, confidential, spaces where moms can talk about adjustment to motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized. This group is for pregnant through postpartum mothers of infants through kindergarten.

A free group with snacks and childcare provided up to age five. This group follows the Amherst public school schedule and does not meet when the schools are closed or have delayed opening due to weather.

For more information please contact:

the Amherst Family Center, (413) 256-1145 afc@stuaf.umass.edu

Sponsored by the UMass Amherst Family Center.

Ashfield

It Takes A Village Mother's Group

  • Fridays 10:00am-11:30am
  • St. John's Corner House
  • 469 Main St., Ashfield, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators: Anna Westley & Stacy Mackowiak

MotherWoman creates free, confidential, spaces where moms can talk about adjustment to motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized. Mothers are welcome in this space to say what is true for them about motherhood. Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Free childcare is available for children up to age five.

This group follows the Mohawk Trail school schedule and will not meet when school is closed or delayed due to weather.

For more information please contact:

Lisa Goding (413) 650 - 3640 lisa@hilltownvillage.org or visit It Takes a Village

Sponsored by It Takes A Village and the St. John's Episcopal Church Mission.

Cape Cod

Mothers Helping Mothers

  • Tuesdays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • John Wesley Methodist
  • 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth
  • A support group for mothers in recovery. MotherWoman Trained Facilitator

For more information please contact:

Deborah (774) 392-0446

Mothers Helping Mothers

  • Mondays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Federated Church
  • 320 Main Street., Hyannis
  • A support group for mothers in recovery. MotherWoman Trained Facilitator

For more information please contact:

Deborah (774) 392-0446

Greenfield

Circle of Moms: We Are All In This Together

  • Thursday evenings 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 - 12:00pm
  • Community Action Family Center
  • 90 Federal St. Greenfield, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators: Barb Weimers & Jacquelyn Olmeda.

MotherWoman creates free, confidential, spaces where moms can talk about adjustment to motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Mothers are welcome in this space to say what is true for them about motherhood. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome. Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized.

No pre-registration necessary. Snacks and parking. Call for transportation support. This group follows the Greenfield public school schedule and does not meet when schools are closed or have delayed openings due to weather.

For more information please contact:

Contact Jacquelyn Olmeda or Amy Olson of CSO at (413) 774-1000.

This program is funded by Clinical and Support Options, and Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

Hadley

MotherWoman Postpartum Group: A Circle of Moms

  • Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • MotherWoman Office
  • 220 Russell St. (Rt. 9), Hadley, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators: Dawn Kennedy & Carol McMurrich.

MotherWoman creates free, confidential, spaces where moms can talk about adjustment to motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Mothers are welcome in this space to say what is true for them about motherhood. Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized.

No pre-registration necessary. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome. Groups run year-round except during school vacation weeks. This group follows the Northampton public school schedule and does not meet when schools are closed or have delayed openings due to weather. Free parking, on bus route, childcare and snacks provided.

For more information please contact:

Annette Cycon at (413) 387-0703 or annette@motherowman.org.

Sponsored by MotherWoman

Holyoke

MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group

  • Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Midwifery Care of Holyoke
  • 230 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators: Lisa Pack & Mayra Rivera.

Join mothers for a free, safe, confidential drop-in support group for mothers of infants and babies up to one year old. Expectant mothers and mothers in recovery welcome. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome. Spanish-speaking mothers welcome! This group runs year-round.

For more information please contact:

(413) 534 - 2700

Sponsored by the Birthing Center at Holyoke Medical Center, Midwifery Care of Holyoke & Holyoke Health Center.

It Takes A Village: New Parent Support Group

  • Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Baystate Health Education Center - BRL Conference Room
  • 361 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitator: Kerry Desmarais

MotherWoman creates free, confidential, spaces where moms can talk about adjustment to motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Mothers are welcome in this space to say what is true for them about motherhood. Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized.

No pre-registration necessary. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome. This group runs year-round.

For more information please contact:

(413) 794 - BABY, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday- Friday.

Sponsored by The Baystate Health New Beginnings.

Longmeadow

It Takes A Village: New Parent Support Group

  • Thursdays, 10:00am - 11:00am (for moms of babies up to 1 yr)
  • Greenwood Center
  • 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitator: Kerry Desmarais

Kerry creates free, confidential, space where moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers can mingle with each other, play with their kids and talk about parenting babies & small children and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized.

No pre-registration necessary. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome.

For more information please contact:

413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Sponsored by The Baystate Health New Beginnings.

Lynn

What you didn’t expect when you were expecting

  • Wednesdays, 9:15 - 10:30
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • Hayes Conference Room
  • 269 Union Street, Lynn, MA 01901
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators.

A free, drop-in support group for pregnant women and mothers up to 2 years postpartum.

For more information please contact:

Call: 781-691-7096 or visit the website

Northampton

MotherWoman Postpartum Group: A Circle of Moms

  • Tuesdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Criterion Child Enrichment Center Stop & Shop Plaza
  • 228 King Street, Northampton, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators.

MotherWoman creates free, confidential, spaces where moms can talk about adjustment to motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! Mothers are welcome in this space to say what is true for them about motherhood. Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized.

No pre-registration necessary. Expectant mothers and babies in arms welcome. This group runs year-round and follows school year holidays and snow days.

For more information please contact:

CALL: 413-587-1471

Sponsored by The Hampshire county Perinatal Support Coalition, Criterion Child Development Center, Cooley Dickenson Hospital, Northampton Hadley Family Connection, MA Dept of Early Educ and Care and MotherWoman.

Empty Arms Bereavement Support Organizations

**Led by Empty Arms specifically designed for mothers that have experienced infant loss.

Bereavement Support Group

  • 4th Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • During November and December, the support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Conference Room D
  • 30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA.
  • Contact facilitator at emptyarmsbereavement@gmail.com for more information.

The monthly bereavement meeting provides a safe space for families who have lost a baby during pregnancy, birth, or shortly after birth to connect and share about their experience. In our meetings we support bereaved parents by naming the incredible challenges they are experiencing, knowing that this group is one of the few places where parents can speak the truth about the depth of their emotions and the details of their experience. We believe that speaking the truth about the heartbreaking journey of losing a baby is essential. Healing comes through understanding what we have been through and what may lie ahead. By speaking about our experiences they can become integrated into who we are and allow us to move along. We celebrate breaking the silence that bereaved parents have been historically subjected to. That being said, group members are also welcome to come just to listen to others' stories so that they can be supported by the knowledge that they are not alone. We believe nobody should suffer their loss alone.

Miscarriage and Early Loss Support Group

  • 2nd Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Owl and Raven Community Space
  • 2 Conz St Unit #42 in Northampton, MA.
  • Contact facilitator at lexi.walters@gmail.com for more information.

A monthly support group for women and partners who've experienced the loss of a baby by miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Please join us.
Miscarriage is something that happens far too often. It’s devastating, and it’s worth talking about. At MSG we create a safe place where women and their partners can openly share their stories of pregnancy and loss, or even just listen to others share, knowing that everyone else in the room has walked a similar road.

Subsequent Choices Support Group

Subsequent Choices meetings are designed to provide a space for bereaved families to look towards adding a new baby to their family, while recognizing that their losses have a great impact on this next journey. This meeting is intended for parents who are currently pregnant as well as for those pursuing other means of expanding their families--adoption, surrogacy, etc. Topics related to pursuing pregnancy or other means of welcoming a new baby are very important areas of conversation for bereaved parents, but not everybody is ready to discuss them in detail in our regular bereavement meeting. In recognizing this, we welcome families who may be simply considering pregnancy or trying to conceive to attend our SC meetings to get a sense of what the pregnancy/adoption/surrogacy journey may be like, as well as to raise some of their own concerns about potential and hoped-for pregnancies. At Subsequent Choices our focus is on supporting families who are dealing with the complicated emotions of adding further children to a family who has lost a child and will support one another through this experience.

Springfield

Mercy Women’s Health (Springfield)

  • 177 Dwight St., Springfield

For more information please contact:

413-886-0410

Square One: Mother to Mother Support Group

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 4:00 pm
  • Family Square
  • 255 King Street, Springfield.

For more information please contact:

413-858-3132 or visit www.sdn.org.

Mother to Mother Support Group

  • Fridays, 10am
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • NICU Family Lounge

For more information please call:

413-794-5515

Wilbraham

MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group: Pathways for Moms

  • 3rd Thursdays, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Scantic Valley YMCA
  • 45 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA
  • MotherWoman Trained Facilitators.

This is harder than I thought! Face the challenges of being a parent with a safe, confidential support group for mothers with an infant up to 12 months.

For more information please contact:

Pathways for Parents at (413) 583 - 3527 or pathwaysforparents5@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant from the Department of Early Education and Care, and the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program of the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District.

Out Of State

washington

BREMERTON

  • Kitsap Hope Circle
  • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:30pm
  • Chiropractic Lifestyle Center
  • 991 NE Riddell Rd, Bremerton, WA
  • (360) 990-8901
  • www.kitsaphopecircle.org

BURIEN

  • Balance After Birth
  • 2nd & 4th Mondays 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Highline Medical Center - Cedar Conference Room
  • 16251 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA
  • (253) 382-8573
  • www.chifranciscan.org

EDMONDS

  • Adjusting to Parenthood
  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Play Happy Cafe
  • 4114 198th St SW, Lynnwood, WA
  • (425) 773-7251

FEDERAL WAY

  • Balance After Birth
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays 10:00am - 11:30am
  • St. Francis Hospital Education Room
  • 34515 Ninth Ave S, Federal Way, WA
  • (253) 382-8573
  • www.chifranciscan.org

GIG HARBOR

  • Gig Harbor Hope Circle
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Gig Harbor Family Wellness Center
  • 11505 Burnham Dr, Gig Harbor, WA
  • www.kitsaphopecircle.org

ISSAQUAH

KIRKLAND

  • This Is Not What I Expected
  • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:00pm
  • Evergreen Hospital Room TAN 117
  • 12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA
  • (425) 899-3602

OLYMPIA

  • Mothers Together
  • every Wednesday, 10:30am - 12pm
  • YWCA of Olympia
  • 220 Union Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
  • facebook.com/MTolympia

POULSBO

  • Poulsbo Hope Circle
  • 2nd & 4th Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Well Being Health Center
  • 19045 Hwy 305, Poulsbo, WA
  • (360) 990-8901
  • www.kitsaphopecircle.org

SEATTLE

  • The Early Days
  • Wednesdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Limber Yoga
  • 6019 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
  • www.theearlydays.org
  • Adjusting to Parenthood
  • Fridays 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Seattle Holistic Center
  • 7700 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA
  • (206) 659-7773

TACOMA

  • Balance After Birth
  • 2nd & 4th Thursdays 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Franciscan Building at St Joseph Medical Center
  • 1717 South J ST, Tacoma, WA
  • (253) 382-8573
  • www.chifranciscan.org

YAKIMA

  • Postpartum Support Group
  • Mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Lincoln Ave Medical Center
  • 2205 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA
  • (509) 457-6540