Postpartum Support Group: Evening

When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Where: Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital, Nicholas Family Education Center, First Floor, 2323 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee

What: An open discussion and general support for parents feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed since the birth of their child.  Join other parents who feel the same way in a confidential and compassionate environment. During each meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences, listen to what others have faced and learn how to overcome certain situations. This group is open to parents who are currently pregnant or have had a baby within the past year. You do not have to be a Columbia St. Mary’s patient to attend.

New participants will be asked to complete a brief assessment and will be referred to more intensive intervention if needed. For more information, call 414-291-1025.

Adjusting to Motherhood:Postpartum Support

When: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00am

Where: The Birth Hospital’s Family Room, 13125 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon

What: Informal and confidential postpartum support gathering for all mothers and family members—one on one or in a group setting.  In partnership with Milwaukee-area licensed clinical social worker, Rose Eichenhoefer, the gathering is led by Postpartum Support International training facilitator, Ann Grauer, IBCLC, CD DONA.

PMADS Support Group – Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

When: Second Saturday of the month, 1-3

Where: The Womb Room, 3920 W. National Ave, West Milwaukee, WI 53215

What: Did you know that at least 1 in 8 mothers face depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and up to two years after having a baby? You are not alone! This is a free group for moms or moms-to-be wanting to connect with other women for support. The group meets every third Saturday and will offer information, support, and tools to help you feel like yourself again. Babes in arms are welcome!

Postpartum Support Group: Afternoons

When: First Wednesday of the month, 1:30-2:30

Where: Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital, Nicholas Family Education Center, First Floor, 2323 N. Lake Dr., Milwaukee

What:  Informal gathering to talk with other parents who are feeling the same way you are in a confidential and compassionate environment.

Not feeling yourself after the birth of your baby? Do you feel like you have lost your way? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, not sleeping and overwhelmed? You’re not alone! Hear from moms who have been through postpartum depression and anxiety and find out what got them through. Whether you need a listening ear or help finding the right doctor or therapist, we are here to help you on your journey to find your new normal. Finding your feet as a new parent can be hard and not as you expected it to be. Remember, you are not alone!

This group is free, drop in, and open to new parents, before or after the baby’s birth. You do not have to have had your baby or taken a class at Columbia St. Mary’s to attend. Partners are welcome.

Moms Mental Health Initiative

A Milwaukee non profit whose mission is to connect moms in the southeastern Wisconsin to professional resources and mom to mom support for effective recovery from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders such as postpartum depression and anxiety. If you’re a mom suffering from emotional complications during pregnancy or after childbirth, you’re not alone.

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.