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This listing includes peer and professionally led groups for moms and families.  Unless otherwise stated, babies in arms are always welcome.

 

Support Groups - Pregnancy and Postpartum

Southtowns Postpartum Wellness 

The Southtowns Postpartum Wellness group is an opportunity to meet with other postpartum or pregnant moms navigating the challenges of motherhood and beyond.  This is a FREE monthly support group open to any mothers looking to connect, get information, get support.

Facilitated by clinical social workers. Babies in arms welcome.   Held the fourth Sunday of each month, but dates are sometimes subject to change. Held at The Wellness Spot in Orchard Park.  Information updated on our Facebook page: facebook.com/momenoughop

Registration required.  Contact Julie at rosinski.counseling@gmail.com or at 716-253-4728

Postpartum Depression PPD Support Group - Mom’s T.E.A.R.S. (Treatment, Education, Advocacy, Resources,Support.)

Williamsville/Buffalo area at Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital. Meets 2nd Thursdays of each month from 7pm to 8pm.

Facilitated by Nancy Owen, RN, BSN

Contact: Nancy Owen
Phone: 716-568-3628
nowen@kaleidahealth.org

Jewish Mother's Circle: Contact Lisa Balderman, LCSW-R for more information.  Held on Sundays at 4pm at The Wellness Connection located at 4476 Main Street Suite 208, Amherst NY 14226

Please call or email Lisa to register:  716-998-1221 or LBaldermanLCSWR@gmail.com.

Open Circle - Mother to Mother Postpartum Support

Held the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. 

Postpartum support for new mothers and pregnant mothers. Come together with other moms to build each other up and be supported.  Toddlers welcome.

Meets at Buffalo Midwifery Services, 289 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY 14222

Hosted by Ebb and Flow Birth and Wellness.  Contact Deidre Medina for more information: 716-292-6113

Women of Color with Postpartum Depression

Meets at Sisters of Charity Hospital 5th Floor boardroom

2157 Main Street, Buffalo 14214

Contact Adrianne at 716-800-1397 or via email at support@info-wocppd.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1314800432038568/

Mamas Rising:  A Motherhood Support Group.  

Nicole Brown, LCSW leads Mamas Rising for mothers of new babies to come together in a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment where we will discuss our challenges, celebrate our successes, and learn new skills to more effectively cope with life as a mom and all that it entails! Pre-crawling babies are welcome! 

$200 per 6 week session

Thursdays 10:00-11:30AM
1416 Sweet Home Road, Suite 3

Contact Nicole to register
nicole.brown@explorewhatsnext.com or 917-674-6742

Mindful Mamas

Come as you are and leave feeling renewed.
Mindfulness: within a meditation based focus you will work towards bringing your attention to the present moment while engaging in non-judgmental, strength based and affirming thoughts.
Mindfulness will help you to release any negative associations that you have with motherhood and any judgments that you have either placed on yourself or negative labels you have retained from others.
• Meditations will be facilitated and guided by a licensed mental health counselor. Resources for application in your day-to-day life will be provided.
• This is an open group.
• Each group is $12 per person. -please purchase a ticket prior using the link posted in the event details.
• Adults only, due to the nature of the group.
• When: last Sunday of each month at 11:30am-12:30pm.
• Where: 300 Center Rd. West Seneca NY 14224
• PLEASE RSVP: Catherine Broom, LMHC
716-725-9717 call/text

Parenting Village - Rochester

Out of the Blue Support Circle for Pregnant and Postpartum Moms

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Irondequoit Public Library

1290 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617

Stay up to day on location and cancellations here: https://www.facebook.com/ParentingVillageRochester/

Sisters Hospital NICU Support Group: Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the NICU Family Room - take B elevators to 2nd floor. Contact Meghan Groat 716-207-3606

Oishei Children's Hospital NICU Family Support

For families of babies currently in the NICU.  Meets 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  Contact the OCH Social Work Department at 716-323-2505

Care Connection

Mom’s Morning Out, held 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30am.  Bring your baby and join in on discussion, ask questions, meet some new moms just like you! Light refreshments will be served! Facilitated by a lactation consultant

For more info call 725-6370.

VBAC Support Group with Christina Shaw & Kathy Brown

March 21, 10a-noon

May 16, 10a-noon

July 18, 10a-noon

Join one of our VBAC clients for a peer-to-peer support group to share with others who have experienced a cesarean and/or vaginal birth after cesarean. This group is open to those who have had a cesarean as well as those who have experienced a VBAC already, as well as those who are pregnant, thinking about pregnancy, or not thinking about pregnancy at all and just wanting to share their experience with others.

Complimentary, please register so that we have enough refreshments.

Fika Wellness and Midwifery fikamidwifery.com

 

Support Groups - Bereavement and Support Following a Loss

WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network:  

“Tiniest Angels” Bereavement Support Groups are geared toward men, women, grandparents and families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death.
There is absolutely no fee to take part in these support groups. Prior registration is required for attendance.  Please call the office at (716) 626-6363
The groups meet at WNYPBN Offices 150 Bennett Rd Cheektowaga, NY
Peer Support Group:
The 3rd Tuesday of each month At 6:00 p.m.

M. Steven Piver Center for Women's Health at Sister's Hospital:

Footprints on the Heart - for any parents who have experienced the loss of a baby.  Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm

M. Steven Piver Center for Women's Health at Sister's Hospital 2121 Main Street Suite 100 Buffalo NY 14214

For questions or to register, call Amy Creamer, LMHC at 716-862-1678 or email Amy at acreamer@chsbuffalo.org

 

Support Groups - Fertility Issues

Mindfully Fertile Infertility Support Group 
CNY Fertility, 224 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610
Cost: FREE to Fertility Clients. Pre-registration recommended at (585) 244-1280 ext. 2
Time: alternating Wednesdays 6-730pm and Thursdays 5-630pm (ask the front desk for specific dates)