Current Support Groups
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, partners and caregivers are also welcome!
All our groups are free and a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
For information about our Bereavement Groups for Pregnancy Loss or Infant Death, please see our Life After Loss page: Click Here.
To Request Counseling services through our partnership with Center for Community Counseling, please Click Here.
One-On-One Peer Support
Peer Support Specialists at WellMama are trained and certified by the Oregon Health Authority to provide resources and support to new or expecting parents. They have gone through parenting, loss, infertility, and mood/anxiety disorders themselves, so they can help you navigate the journey to feeling well again!
NEW: Managing Anxiety Series
Register Now – only 10 spots available.
Weekly – Fridays October 6-December 1, 2023 12-1:30 (No Group Thanksgiving Week)
@ Center For Community Counseling – 1465 Coburg Rd, Eugene
Anxiety can be crippling, especially when you have little ones. This series will provide tips and tricks on managing anxiety as well as a safe place to talk through the toughest parts of raising littles, in a supportive environment with others going through similar life stages. Facilitated by experienced peers.
New Parent Support
@ Parenting Now – 86 Centennial Loop
Following Baby Connections, meet @ Parenting Now. This group offers a supportive space to connect with other parents, while receiving support and access to resources. When participation is high and space is limited, we split up and some people go to Alton Baker for a walking group and social time. Soporte en español disponible.
NEW: Crawlers & Wobblers Support
@ Hilyard Community Center
2580 Hilyard St. Eugene
This group offers a safe & supportive space to connect with other parents with crawlers/toddlers, while receiving support and access to resources. Soporte en español disponible.
Working Parents Support
1st & 3rd Fridays 6:00-7:30
@ Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St.
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 relationships with partners, work and parenthood. All parents and support people are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Let us take care of dinner and respite child care. Drop in when you can anytime 6-7:30.
Play Date Parent Support
2nd & 4th Friday 10:00-11:00
@ Adventure Children’s Museum, Valley River Mall
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 Mall, upstairs.
Free entrance to ACM included for WellMama group participants.
Peer Support @ Eugene WIC
@ Eugene WIC Office 151 W 7th St. Suite 210
A group for people experiencing difficult moments with pregnancy or parenting. Come and talk with our certified peers to access other resources and connect with others that are going through similar things to normalize the tough times and build community.
Soporte en español disponible.
NEW: Build Your Nest - Postpartum Planning Series
Date & Time TBD – Check back soon!
Postpartum planning can make REST, SUPPORT, and CARE possible.
The Build Your Nest workbook offers expectant parents a planning process with crucial information about the postpartum time and lots of ideas about how to make a plan, specific to their own parenting style, family structure, culture, and community.
Come join us to create connections and support that will last throughout your pregnancy and beyond!
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.
(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: