Below, you will find a list of Seacoast Support Groups for New Moms. I hope this list provides you with education, community, and support in your motherhood journey. Finding our tribe and feeling connected are crucial in allowing us to be the best moms we can be. Being a mom is the hardest, most rewarding job we will ever have. Cheers to all the amazing moms out there. You are doing an incredible job!
Firstly, if you’re dealing with grief, loss, and/or depression, know you’re not along. Below are a few groups for you but be sure to check your local Seacoast Hospital or Seacoast OB/GYN – all of them offer support!
Motherhood After Loss – biweekly at Relief Parenting
Finding Yourself in Motherhood – support for postpartum depression meets weekly on Thursdays at 11 at WDH
Seacoast Parents Coping with Perinatal Loss – first Thursdays at WDH 6-730
General Seacoast Support Groups for new moms
One of the longest time Seacoast support groups soon to be transitioning to Greater Seacoast Community Health, offers information and inspiration for parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Their classes, play groups, and one-on-one programs help build your network of support. The classes and programs are designed to connect you to local resources and expand your parenting toolbox. Parenting classes include a variety of topics such as, “no discipline drama,” “positive solutions for families,” and “parenting journey.” Most programs are free and have virtual and in-person options.
Relief helps parents get the relief they need and deserve. They creates a warm, welcoming community for parents, providing education, support, and helping to strengthen family relationships. They provide private consultations, as well as, classes, workshops, support groups, and Professional Practitioner Services. Classes include on site childcare.
This Seacoast social group for moms offers an opportunity to connect with other moms and families through in person family meet ups, monthly and quarterly gatherings, and mom’s night outs.
SMA annual membership includes a variety of opportunities and benefits including a friendly place to meet local moms, monthly family meetups, moms’ night out events, annual family events, and more!
The Mother Connection (TMC) is a fun, supportive and educational community organization for mothers and families in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts. Nearly 400 + local families with young children already enjoy the abundant resources of TMC membership. TMC offers a huge newsletter packed with advice, articles, special features and seasonal ideas.
If you’re looking for a social group for moms, Hike It Baby creates opportunities for families with babies and young children to take their first steps outside. They believe families have the right to connect with nature and be inspired to a lifelong love of nature.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Mary supports moms in a variety of ways. From offering her weekly “New Mom Club” meetings to private counseling one-on-one, Mary has an array of offerings for new moms.
Like many other local Seacoast hospitals, Exeter provides a variety of services including, breast feeding support group, prenatal classes, Parent Baby Support Group, Parent Crawler-Toddler Support Group, Get Your Body Back, and Infant and Baby Massage.
WDH provides Childbirth Education and New Parent support. The classes are designed to help parents feel confident and comfortable welcoming a new baby into their family. The Women & Children’s Center offers parents, grandparents, and new siblings, many opportunities to learn more about labor and delivery, as well as valuable skills for when you bring baby home. Some topics include childbirth, what to expect, breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, car seat safety and more.
This local hospital provides a variety of classes and support groups including prenatal and maternity care, breast feeding basics, Daddy Boot Camp, breastfeeding support group, sibling classes and more!
Contact them to schedule in home postpartum visits, breastfeeding support, or a private class to meet your specific needs.
In Kennebunk, check their events page for listings of support groups.
Local Chapters of National/International Support Groups
This support group for breastfeeding moms meets virtually currently.
Join their group online and attend a family event too. Our local chapter is a part of the national organization – Multiples of America. In the Seacoast they also host a FABULOUS indoor consignment sale, twice per year.
I hope this list of local support group resources helps you navigate motherhood by feeling a little more connected. Please let me know what resources I may have missed!
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