Welcome Baby and Moms Supporting Moms

Support and mentoring for new mothers and their families

Phone support for moms and their families is available
via a “warmline” at 919.454.6946
.

Welcome Baby is for:

First-time mothers wanting mom-to-mom support and mentoring.

Program focus

  • Understanding the baby’s needs, feeding and infant care.
  • Learning about growth and development.
  • Exploring community resources that are available to the family.

Program details

  • Length – New moms will meet or communicate with their mentor for one year.
  • Location – The mom and mentor meet at home or at a park, museum or other location in the community.
  • Cost – No charge

Program coordinator  

Michelle Putterman, RN, PHN

mputterman@safechildnc.org; 919.232.5664

Moms Supporting Moms is for:

New mothers (first-time and experienced) suffering from anxiety or depression related to a postpartum mood disorder – a clinical diagnosis is not required.

Program focus

  • Support from other moms in the form of a weekly support group led by trained facilitators who have themselves recovered from a postpartum mood disorder.
  • Additional information, support and resources from medical advisers such as pediatricians, social workers and sleep consultants.
  • A quarterly support group for family members.

Program details

  • Length – Support is ongoing and is available as long as needed.
  • Location –  Groups meet at Mid-Carolina OB/GYN, located next to Rex Hospital.
  • Cost – No charge

Program coordinator 

Megan Roberts, MA, MFA

mroberts@safechildnc.org; 910.262.0326

Important note: Extreme symptoms that require immediate medical attention include hallucinations, thoughts of suicide or delusional thoughts, such as a need to hurt the baby.  Postpartum psychosis is an extremely rare event that occurs in less than 1 percent of new mothers and is not to be confused with postpartum mood disorder. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 or take the mother to the emergency room immediately.

Please fill out a program registration form for yourself or someone you are referring to SAFEchild.