Support and mentoring for pregnant and postpartum women and their families
Phone support for moms and their families is available
via a “warmline” at 919.454.6946 – or text 910.898.2139
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
Moms Supporting Moms is for:
Pregnant/postpartum women and their partners looking for support and guidance through their baby’s first year and beyond.
Moms Supporting Moms offers a multipronged approach to supporting and guiding expectant and postpartum moms and their families. Participants will choose which of the following services fit their needs the best:
- A mentoring program pairs participating women with trained volunteers who are experienced moms themselves. Mom mentors offer guidance in understanding the baby’s needs, feeding, growth and development.
- A weekly support group is available for moms experiencing mental health challenges. Please note that a clinical diagnosis is not required.
- Phone and text support is also available.
- Partners are encouraged to take advantage of a quarterly support group.
- Participants receive referrals to community resources and specialized therapists.
- Length – Mom mentors meet or communicate with participating moms for the baby’s first year. Support groups are ongoing and are available as long as needed.
- Location – At this time, support groups are fully online, and mentors communicate via phone calls, video chats and porch deliveries.
- Additional support –Warmline at 919.454.6946; text support line at 910.898.2139
- Cost –No charge
Note: We still offer the mentoring program previously called Welcome Baby. It has simply come under the Moms Supporting Moms umbrella!
Are you pregnant or newly postpartum?
- Find important information about hospital procedures and tips for surviving the first few weeks at home during the pandemic in this webinar recording.
- Listen to this podcast on pandemic-related challenges for pregnant and postpartum moms (advance to 18:08 to hear program coordinator Megan Roberts).
- Check out this helpful postpartum guide.
- Our handy guide to the Period of PURPLE Crying – the period from 6-8 weeks unitl about 5 months when babies cry more than any other time – includes an explanation of what it’s all about and tried-and-true soothing techniques.
Megan Roberts, MA, MFA
Please fill out a program registration form for yourself or someone you are referring to SAFEchild.
Important note for emergencies: If you or someone you know needs immediate medical attention due to extreme symptoms (suicidal thoughts or psychosis), call 911 or take the mother to the emergency room immediately. 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 and anxiety disorders.