Support Groups for Parents and Caregivers

Know you are not alone, and we are here to come alongside you and offer support.

About Our Peer-Led Support Groups

All of our groups are free and no registration is required.

All Groups are 2SLGBTQAI+ friendly.

Email info@wellmamaoregon.org if you would like more information.

Follow us on Facebook for most up to date support group information –OR- View our public programs calendar below

WellMama groups are led by trained facilitators, with lived experiance, and are designed to help and support all birthing people. We offer support of a number of topics and we offer opportunities to learn to handle stress related to becoming parents. We focus on depression, anxiety, birth trauma and more. Non-birthing people are also welcome!

Support Groups

Pregnancy Support

1st & 3rd Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am

 This virtual group provides a supportive environment for sharing your feelings and concerns about pregnancy and the first year.  We welcome all parents on any type of pre-baby/post-baby journey. Learn skills to help you cope, reduce anxiety, set realistic expectations, and ask for what you need.

 

 

 

 

 

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Infant & Toddler Parent Support

2nd Tuesday 10:30am-11:30am

 Join WellMama peer support volunteers and staff at the Springfield Public Library after story time to connect with other parents who are navigating they early years as parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Parent Support

Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm. 

Following Baby Connections, @ Parenting Now. This group offers a supportive space to connect with other parents, while receiving support and access to resources.  Bilingual Support Available. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Postpartum Support

Thursdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm Begins 12/8

 Late Night? This virtual group provides a supportive environment for sharing your feelings and concerns about your postpartum journey through the first year.  We welcome all parents on any type of pre-baby/post-baby journey. Learn skills to help you cope, reduce anxiety, set realistic expectations, and ask for what you need.

 

 

 

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Play Date Support Group

2nd & 4th Friday 10:00am -11:00am

Does your baby/toddler need to get their wiggles out while you get support? All parents are welcome in this group to talk about the realities of parenting a crawler/toddler. Join us at Adventure Children's Museum in the Valley River Center. 
Suggested Donation to ACM: $1-5 per person.

Bilingual Support.

 

 

 

 

 

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Working Parent Support

On Hold until 2023

Are you dealing with the stress of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting while also navigating work? Join this weekly meetup to share with other parents who are trying to balance this challenging relationship between work and parenthood. All parents are welcome. 

Let us take care of dinner and childcare Sunday evening to let you get in a good mindset for the coming week.  Join us  @ Parenting Now, for support for working parents and partners, with a light dinner and childcare available. 

Anytime Virtual Support:

Facebook Support- General: 

A safe, private space for new and expectant parents to share experiences and support one

another in an online, Facebook platform. 

Click here to visit our Facebook Discussion Group.

Facebook Support- NICU Families: 

For families with babies in the NICU. Find support and education opportunities from families

also experiencing what it means to have a baby in the NICU.  

Join the Facebook Group Here.

 

Facebook Support- Twins & Multiples Families: 

Join the Facebook Group Here.

Facebook Support- Single Parents Support: 

Join the Facebook Here.

Text Support:

Did you know WellMama now offers text support?

Connect one-on-one with a peer support volunteer.

Just text SUPPORT to 541-525-0495

WellMama - Fatherhood Depression

Postpartum Depression Help for Dads

 
Yes, Dads get postpartum depression too and often need emergency help. If a Dad in your life is showing signs of postpartum depression, please reach out to WellMama for resources and support or call the emergency lines should the depression worsen. Click Below for more information on postpartum depression in men.
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(Coming Soon/On Hold):

 Let us know if you would like to help volunteer to start one of these groups, or let us know if you have any other ideas of support we can offer

Coastal Babies Support: 

Every 2nd and 4th Monday from 10:30-12:00.  Support for new and expectant parents in Oregon’s coastal communities. 

Meetup for Dads/Partners: 

Every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm. Casual meetup where fathers and partners of the birth parent can come together and swap parenting stories and tips. 

Park & Play Outdoor Group: 

(Seasonal) Come to Tugman Park in Eugene and let the kids play, while we offer a shaded space to lay in the grass with your non-mobile babies. We will have blankets for you to sit with non-mobile babies next to the playground for the older kids to play.